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February 13, 2013

A VALENTINE SPECIAL: recipes {layered chocolate torte}

looking for a cute & festive valentine's day dessert?? well here it is!
although this looks like a layered cake, it is actually a torte! 
which is a bit more dense than a normal cake and you will be in chocolate heaven.

while you can make this torte in a more traditional 8, 9 or 10 inch springform pan, i used a cute little set of mini springform pans found at target. they are about 21/2 inch in diameter.

{adapted from smitten kitchen}

>> what you'll need
8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs sugar
fresh raspberries

>> directions 
1. preheat oven to 325°F. butter 3 21/2-inch-diameter springform pans; dust with sugar. {or you may use any size pans you like}

2. melt chocolate and butter in heavy large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. cool to lukewarm.

3. whisk in sugar. whisk in eggs 1 at a time, blending well after each addition. mix in vanilla and salt, then flour.

4. pour batter into pans. bake until cake just rises in center (tester inserted into center will not come out clean), about 35 minutes.

5. run sharp knife around edge of pan to loosen torte. release pan sides. transfer tortes to a cooling rack and chill while making the whipped cream.

6. pour the cream into a large bowl, using electric beaters or the whick attachment on an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks are formed. sprinkle sugar and vanilla into cream. continue whipping until stiff peaks form.

7. once the tortes have cooled completely {you don't want a warm torte or the whipped cream will melt and create a big mess!} the fun begins! place one torte down and spread an even layer of whipped cream on top. repeat this process 3 more times for a total of 4 layers. top the last layer with whipped cream and then decorate with fresh raspberries! {repeat this entire process once more for a total of two 4-layer tortes.}

i hope you enjoy your holiday!!
& if you don't have a significant other to share this tasty treat with, then make it with your girlfriends & watch some chick flicks!
you can never go wrong with that :)


  1. Looks delish!

  2. You honestly made that?!!! It's soo pretty and looks delicious!

  3. This looks too pretty to eat! I love raspberries with chocolate.

  4. nice recipes :)
    HAPPY Valentine :)


  5. veryy good

    happy saint valentine's day :)

  6. It seems delicious! Yod you make a great couple - I wish you both a lot of love for today ;)

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  7. These look amazing! Raspberries and chocolate are always so good together! xxx

  8. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! Thankfully I'm suspending my sweets-ban for Valentine's Day, mmmm chocolate!

  9. These look so delicious....what a sweet treat!

    The Glossy Life

  10. Thank you fro your sweet commenet :) I am following you and have a nice day :)

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  12. Such a pretty dessert! I love the raspberries on top :)

    beauty & truth

  13. These look so good!! Gorgeous presentation too!

  14. oh my, YUM!

  15. wow these look amazing!! thanks for sharing :)

  16. This looks so yummy and you two are so cute

    A little bit Unique


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  17. cool! like it!
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    it would be an honour!
    It's fashion damnit
    thank you so much!
    Lottie xxxx


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