Recipe – Chocolate Torte
It's Aunty's birthday and she decided to bake herself a cake!她最近在厨房里做了很多实验，constantly whippinng out some interesting bakes every week.So for her birthday,她决定烤一个巧克力火炬。
This is a rustic looking chocolate cake that is popular in North America.I love its cracked surface and definitely taste divine with whipped cream.But we decided to go the healthier route by adding strawberries and sprinkle some icing sugar instead.
You will realize that no flour is used.Eggs are the most important component.The cake rises during baking but sink when removed.We refrigerated it overnight and oh mine,巧克力的味道很浓。It is so dense and fudgy like a brownie.
- 6 large eggs separated
- 1 cup 226 grams unsalted butter,cut into small pieces
- 9 盎司 255 grams semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chopped
- 1 cup 200 grams granulated white sugar,divided
- 1/2 茶匙 pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 茶匙 cream of tartar
Prehvwin备用eat oven to 180 degrees celsius and place oven rack in the center of the oven.Butter the pan and line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
Separate the eggs,placing the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another bowl.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
Place egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in the bowl of your mixer.Bvwin备用eat on medium high speed until thick and lemon-colored,about 3-5 minutes.Bvwin备用eat in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture.
在干净的碗里，with the whisk attachment,把vwin备用蛋白搅打成泡沫状。Add the cream of tartar and continue bvwin备用eating until soft peaks form.Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and bvwin备用eat until stiff peaks form.
Using a rubber spatula or whisk,fold a small amount of whites into the egg yolk mixture to lighten the batter.Add the remaining egg whites,folding just until incorporated.不要混合过度，否则面糊会瘪气。
Pour into the prepared pan,smoothing the top.Bake the cake for about 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.The top of the cake will have become hard with a cracked surface and lots of crumbs.你可以和生奶油一起吃，strawberries or ganache.
Happy birthday to the most important woman in my life!🙂