This chocolate torte was the most decadent chocolate filled cake with ganache I ever had! I just love the chocolate fudge ganache and filling oozing all over this cake .When I made this torte for my birthday, I thought it would be way to rich for me. Instead it was a must make every year and slice of pure chocolate heaven! It was much lighter in texture than I thought it would be for a scratch cake.
This cake was hand written on a card in one of my mom's old( over 100 year old) Baker's cookbook. I knew it had to be something she was going to make or had at one time but I didn't remember it. After I started making it, I remembered her talking about this cake.
I actually was going to make a flourless chocolate cake and try it since I never had that kind of cake. Then I found this one and it sounded like a slice of chocolate over the top death my chocolate cake, which I was looking for. Between the cake and ganache it didn't disappoint!
She had made this for a friend who adored chocolate cake for their birthday and I didn't get to have any of it since mom was down in Florida at the time. Dad and her lived there half the year and half in New York. I was still living in Utica, New York.
I moved to Florida several years later in 1994. When mom passed away in 1999 I kept all her cookbooks, this was one of the recipes in there tucked away on an index card stuck in a Baker's chocolate book. I am so glad I made it.
This was a nice treat and tribute to remembering her. I will definitely make this again, it was the perfect birthday cake and memory all the way around.
Chocolate Torte Pin for later
I was surprised on the wonderful texture of the cake and the perfect silky pastry cream in the middle to compliment the chocolate, it was just right. Then with melting the bitter sweet chocolate over the top it was the right blend of sweetness. Assembly was easy. The trick was to freeze the cake then slice in half after it thawed around 15 minutes. Fill the center with the pastry cream (which I can eat with a spoon anytime, it's so good!) and then top it off with melted chocolate. I am sure to make this for everyone's birthday here that asks me to, it was a big eat for the whole gang! Chocolate slice of heaven torte! I should have called it that!
My special occasion cake and a favorite!
Of course let's not forget that cherry on top!