This delicious, rich, chocolate torte has the texture of a dense brownie and the rich deep taste of a dark chocolate truffle making for the perfect dessert for any chocolate lover!
Chocolate Truffle Torte
Last week I decided to make this chocolate torte as a dessert for our family night. My kids love baking with me, so I pulled up some chairs, handed them both a mixing spoon, and we all went to work. Things were going great, until I stepped away to take a phone call. Note to self: never step away leaving the kids with the baking supplies! When I came back my kitchen looked like a flour and cocoa tornado had torn through my house.
I wasn’t sure whether to be completely horrified or utterly amused, because the looks on my kids’ faces was priceless. Luckily I was able to save the torte, because it was so amazingly rich and delicious that it was worth every single minute of the long process of cleaning up!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup cocoa
- 10 tbsp butter
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅛ cup milled flax seed
- Chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a medium sized sauce pan add sugar, cocoa and butter. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring continuously until butter is completely melted and mixture is the consistency of cake frosting.
- Remove from heat immediately and allow to cool for about 5 minutes
- Add eggs, one at a time, then mix in flour, salt and milled flax seed.
- Pour into greased pie pan or shallow, round cake pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts onto the top of the torte, and press into the batter very slightly.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Do not over bake as torte continues to cook after removed.
- Allow to cool completely at room temperate. Cut into slices and enjoy!
Leanne Cox is a guest writer for CleverHousewife.com. She is a stay-at-home mom to two kids, and a credentialed preschool teacher. Leanne teaches “mommy-and-me” and “preschool style” music & movement classes through her business “Little Stars Music & Movement Classes” . She is passionate about encouraging early childhood education through hands on learning and exploration