If you happen to be looking, here’s the perfect dessert to make for a chocolate lover (like me). It’s a chocolate walnut torte, and it’s probably the easiest cake you’ll ever make.
There are no layers, or fillings or frostings, just a tender melt-in-your mouth chocolate cake that’s a cross between flourless chocolate cake and brownies (although less fussy than most flourless cakes and fancier than a pan of brownies).
It’s a convenient recipe to have in your back-pocket, since you can whip one up at a moment’s notice. Most of the ingredients are pantry or fridge staples, it takes only about 30 minutes to bake, and best of all, it’s made entirely in the food processor!
Now if that doesn’t sufficiently pique your interest, how about the fact that it’s meltingly tender and has a lovely rich chocolate flavor without being too heavy.
While many flourless chocolate cakes can be more like oversized sliceable truffles than actual cake, this one maintains a lightness that makes it less cloying than most. Using cocoa powder gives the cake a concentrated chocolate flavor without making the cake itself too rich. The walnuts add a light nutty undertone but can easily be swapped out for hazelnuts or almonds if that’s what you have on hand.
Just out of the oven, it’s a bit puffed along the edges and cracked on the inside. A light dusting of cocoa powder is all you really need for an elegant finish, although an extra drizzle of chocolate sauce or whipped cream on the side is always nice.
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