Flourless Rich French Torte

Flourless Rich French Torte by


Another divine chocolate creation from Linda Collister

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 60 mins

Difficulty: Moderate


Main Ingredients
 2 x 100g bars Divine dark chocolate
 200g unsalted butter, diced
 4 large free range eggs, at room temperature, separated
 100g caster sugar
 50g light muscovado sugar
 100g ground almonds

Topping Ingredients
 icing sugar for dusting


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Utensils & Equipment

23cm springclip tin, greased and base-lined
Food Mixer

Drink Recommendations

Tastes great with Dessert Wine.

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Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Break up the chocolate, put into a heatproof bowl with the diced butter and melt gently. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool until needed.

Put the egg yolks and both sugars into the bowl of a food mixer. Beat with the whisk attachment until very thick and fluffy. Gently stir in the cooled chocolate mixture and the ground almonds.

Whip the egg whites until stiff. Using a large metal spoon, very gently fold the whites into the chocolate mixture in three batches. Spoon into the prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake in the heated oven for 30 minutes until the centre is barely set. Remove the tin from the oven and set on a wire rack. Leave to cool for 15 minutes and then carefully remove the torte from the tin. Dust with icing sugar and serve just warm or at room temperature. Best eaten within 2 days.

Taken from Divine Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart by Linda Collister (Absolute Press, RRP £19.99)

Photography: Linda Barber

Review & Rate

  • ClairejB

    This looks delicious and easy to make.

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  • http://twitter.com/rachiegr Rachie Littleme

    Wow, this looks amazing! :-)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/val.pownall Val Pownall

    WOW – I have GOT to make this!

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  • Vikki

    Make this Torte for most family get togethers. Goes down a treat with everyone.

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