Thursday, June 30, 2011

Double Chocolate Torte

I shared this recipe at the CSI Project a couple of weeks ago.  
Be prepared for chocolate bliss!

 This recipe is easy and quick, but looks impressive and tastes decadent.  You will need a 9x13 size box of fudge brownie mix (along with the eggs and oil required to mix it up), semisweet chocolate chips, and butter.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut a piece of parchment or waxed paper to fit the bottom of a 9" round baking pan, and grease the sides...I used cooking spray.

Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions for fudge-like brownies and spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 38-42 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly touched.  Do not rely on the toothpick method, because if you wait until a toothpick comes out cleanly, the torte will be too dry.  You want it to be fudgy, and the toothpick will still be a little gooey at that point.

Once it's out of the oven, cool for 10 minutes.  Then invert it onto a serving plate, carefully peel off the parchment paper, and cool completely.

In a microwave-safe bowl or cup, melt 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.  Nuke for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat.  It shouldn't take more than 1 to 1½ minutes.

Add 6 tablespoons of butter to the melted chocolate chips and stir until the butter is incorporated and the mixture is smooth and glossy.

Pour it over the brownie layer.  There will be plenty and you may have some leftover; save it if you'd like to use it for presentation.

Spread the chocolate until it covers the top and drips down over the sides of the brownie.


Refrigerate for 30 minutes.  If you like, serve with whipped cream.  I had some of the melted chocolate left over and used it to drizzle on the plate.

Enjoy!  Your guests will practically lick the plate clean and will never believe that it was so simple to make!


Bella Michelle said...

YUM! That looks delish and I love that it is easy on the prep time. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday!

Tricia said...

Yummy! Now I need chocolate. Curses! ;)

I hope that you are well, Holly. Summer is in full, lazy swing here and I love it!


Country Dreaming said...

It is 10:45 here and I'd like a piece NOW! That looks so full of calories! But I'd eat it.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yum!! I'll in favor of anything with chocolate in it. ;)

Richella said...

I'm glad you posted this! I saw it at The CSI project, but I didn't bookmark it. Now I'm copying it to my recipe file! It looks yummy.

Holly Kennedy said...

I cannot wait to try this!

Adam Green said...

This recipe looks amazing! When my recipes call for "Chocolate chips," I substitute them with "Xocai Healthy Chocolate."
Their "chocolate" is full of "flavinols" and "Dark chocolate" has actually been proven to be good for you!
Because "Xocai" "cold presses" all their "cocoa," the "good stuff" is preserved and packed full of "heart healthy antioxidants!"

~Adam Paul Green

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

WOW. that looks sooo good.Love recipes like this. Thank you Holly! I hope you have a wonderful 4th :)