Whoever loves chocolate needs to absolutely make this torta ( cake).
Its delicious to eat alone or to cut in half and add fresh jam, mascarpone or whip cream.
Its a great base for any occasion like a birthday or simply just something to do on a rainy day which is what Chef Luca James and I did earlier today.
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that Chef Luca James LOVES to bake. He’s such a great helper.
1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
3/4 cup of cacao powder
1 cup of sugar
16 grams of baking powder with vanilla * I buy Here
100 grams of butter ( room temperature)
50 ml milk
This is a very affordable and easy recipe. It does take some time to prep, about 25 minutes and 40 minutes to bake. I used a nine inch spring form pan at 365F.
Separate the eggs. Put the whites in a separate bowl and use a hand held blender to whip them. Set aside.
In my kitchen aid I added 5 yolks with 1 cup of sugar on medium high for 15 minutes. Its important to incorporate a lot of air in this phase.
Add the butter at room temperature and continue to mix. Add the flour and cacao powder ( make sure to sift both) You can add the milk during this time as it’ll give you a more workable batter.
Once mixed, fold in the baking powder and the egg whites into the batter with a wooden spoon.
Grease a 8 or 9 inch spring form pan with butter and flour. If you use a bigger baking pan that will result in the cake being lower in height.
Bake at 365 for 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick at end. Let cool for 30 minutes or so.
Once completely cool, Chef Luca James decided he wanted to do a hand print on the cake. So with his hand on the cake, I sifted powdered sugar on top! It was really fun for him.
You can do any type of object, maybe a heart for San Valentine’s day..