Wildly Delicious Chocolate Torte

This recipe came to me from some of my girlfriends in college. For my birthday they gave me this booklet on chocolate. One of the recipes was this rich, dense, sinful, chocolate torte.

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate slice close ~ Chocolate Decadance ~ gardenmatter.com


I’ve been making my own simplified version of it for years, and it’s pretty easy to make. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you need to refrigerate it or freeze it after baking. I love make ahead recipes, especially if you are having people over and have lots of other things to make the day of the party.

Chocolate Tort with Powdered Sugar ~ Chocolate Decadance ~ gardenmatter.com

You can play with toppings such as berries or serve it with whipped cream or even ice cream.  Here I just dusted it with powdered sugar. If you have a doily or some other stencil like pattern you can make it look even prettier. Truly is doesn’t really need any help and is so dense and delicious on its own.


Wildly Delicious Chocolate Torte

Wildly Delicious Chocolate Torte Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 12


  • 1 pound of chocolate - I like Baker's German
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 eggs - room temperature
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T flour


  1. <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Cut out a circle of wax paper to fit in the bottom of an 8 inch springform pan.</span>
  2. <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Grease and flour entire pan.</span>
  3. Chop up the chocolate and melt with the butter in a large saucepan.
  4. In a separate bowl stir the sugar into the eggs.
  5. Whip eggs until they double in size.
  6. Sprinkle or sift in the flour.
  7. Fold egg mixture into the chocolate.
  8. <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Pour into springform pan.</span>
  9. Bake at 400 for 20 mins.
  10. Allow to cool and then refrigerate or freeze until firm.
  11. Remove from pan and peel off wax paper.
  12. Dust with powdered sugar.
  13. Serve with berries, whipped cream or ice cream


Chocolate Torte collage ~ Chocolate Decadance ~ gardenmatter.com



About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. This looks so good, can you tell me what 1T is? thanks

  2. Susan Paul says:

    Who gave you the book??… Regardless, I am going to try this for a dinner party!
    Lv, Sue Han Paul

    • Hi Sue,
      I’m not totally sure but you may have been in on it. I think I was still living in Morewood and we all went out to dinner and a I received an nice group gift. One of them was this booklet about chocolate and I still have it! Can’t remember anything else. 😉
      Anyway, you’ll love it. It’s very decadent. I didn’t have any at the time but if you have a piece of lace or even a doily (I know right) it makes a great stencil for the powdered sugar and will wow your guests.
      Wish I was there with you.

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