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Chocoholics will go choco-nuts for this obscenely chocolatey chocolate torte.

Creamy Chocolate Torte

Ingredients

  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 6 egg whites

  • Sprigs of rosemary for decoration

  • Cherries for decoration

  • For the ganache:

  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon honey

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.

  3. Strain the yolks into the chocolate, add the sugar, and mix well. Add the heavy cream and vanilla and set aside.

  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff, and mix gently into the chocolate with a whisk.

  5. Pour into a greased baking pan sprinkled with cocoa, and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the edges are well done but it's still soft in the middle.

  6. Heat the 3/4 cup heavy cream, pour over the 1 pound of chopped chocolate and stir well until completely melted. Add the honey and set aside to cool.

  7. Cover cake with the chocolate ganache, then garnish with rosemary sprigs and cherries.

Creamy Chocolate Torte
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