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Chocolate torte with a slice cut out sitting on a white base
115Total Time
30Prep Time
45Bake Time
A little effort

Chocolate Torte

About our Chocolate Torte recipe:

Our chocolate torte recipe is smooth, chocolatey, simple and delicious.

We've gone for the traditional rustic look for this bake, but if you want to tart it up a little (excuse the pun) it's easy. Just add a drizzle of cream or sprinkling of icing sugar before serving, or take it up a notch and go for some homemade vanilla custard.

115Total Time
30Prep Time
45Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 200°C  (180°C, gas mark 6). Grease the sides of a 24 cm loose-bottomed cake tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Melt the butter and the chocolate in a glass or metal bowl over gently bubbling water. Leave to cool.

  3. Step 3:

    Beat the egg yolks and sugar together for a couple of minutes until smooth, then add your chocolate mix, combine.

  4. Step 4:

    Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and place half into your chocolate/egg mix. Fold gently till combined, then do the same with the remaining egg whites.

  5. Step 5:

    Pour into your tin and bake in the middle of the oven on a baking tray for 45 minutes or until the centre of the cake feels just set.

  6. Step 6:

    Leave it to cool. It will naturally sink down whilst cooling.

  7. Step 7:

    When cool, run a knife around the sides and turn out.

  8. Step 8:

    Before serving, dust with cocoa powder. It keeps well in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • For the torte

    • 200g Butter (unsalted) (cubed)
    • 200g Dark chocolate (broken into pieces)
    • 6 Egg yolk(s) (free range) (large)
    • 6 Egg white(s) (free range) (large)
    • 200g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
  • For the decoration

    • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder


  • 24cm loose bottomed cake tin
  • Baking parchment
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Sharp knife

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