Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte for #SundaySupper

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dark chocolate raspberry torte

Valentine's Day is an extremely polarizing holiday. It pins people into two camps: those who celebrate and those who protest the holiday. Those who celebrate do so at varying intensities, from simple card-givers to those who make elaborate shows of affection by carpeting their domiciles in red roses or buying teddy bears the size of small planets. The protestors are nearly as apparent in their stance on February 14th. I've been the audience to many a tirade about the commercialization of love and how the greeting card industry is to blame for the materialism behind Valentine's Day.

dark chocolate raspberry torte
dark chocolate raspberry torte

Regardless of how you feel about the holiday, I've got the perfect dessert to go with your feelings. If you're a romantic and looking for a sexy dessert, this dark chocolate raspberry torte will not disappoint. It's a show-stopper with it's bright berries the perfect shade of Valentines red. Grab two forks so you and your sweetie can feed each other every rich bite. Or, if you wish your calendar skipped right over Cupid's busiest day, then put on some angsty music, get yourself a fork, skip the plate and eat your feelings because this torte has got chocolate as dark as your attitude towards Vday.

dark chocolate raspberry torte

Personally, I fall somewhere in between both parties. I've had plenty of years where I've shared the holiday with someone special, but I've also had one or two years watching The Notebook and cramming Reese's hearts into my mouth like a chipmunk preparing to hibernate. Recently, I've come to experience Valentine's Day as a time to appreciate loved ones in whatever role they play. In that vein, this dark chocolate raspberry torte is serving as a Galentine's Day treat, perfect for bringing together some fantastic ladies who I am thankful to call my friends. Whether you're sitting across from your beloved at a romantic table for two, bringing together your loved ones around the family table or showing yourself a bit of love, I hope you'll join me and the rest of the #SundaySupper team as we share our delicious Valentine's treats with you this Sunday!

Decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte. www.kellybakes.com
dark chocolate raspberry torte

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Recipe Type

:

Dessert

Author:

adapted from Epicurious

Prep time:

3 hours

Cook time:

40 mins

Total time:

3 hours 40 mins

A rich, decadent chocolate torte sure to please the most serious of chocolate lovers!

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (or chocolate graham cracker crumbs)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Filling
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 9 oz dark chocolate (I used 72% cacao, which makes for an intense chocolate flavor. If you'd like something less so, go with somewhere around 65%)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Glaze
  • 2 tablepoons heavy cream
  • 1 2/3 oz dark chocolate (again, I used 72% cacao)
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry liquer, such as Chambord
  • 1 teaspoon warm water

Instructions

Crust

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Stir together cookie crumbs, melted butter and sugar in a bowl until combined. (Mixture should just hold together when pinched). Pour into a 9" tart pan with removable bottom. Press into pan's bottom and sides using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup. Bake until firm, 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool, approximately 20-25 minutes.

Filling

  1. Chop 9 ounces chocolate and place into a medium bowl.
  2. Heat 1 1/4 cups heavy cream in a small saucepan until it just begins to boil. Remove from heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Allow to sit 5 minutes. Slowly stir until smooth and glossy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, salt and add to melted chocolate mixture. Pour into cooled cookie crumb crust.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are set but center is still wobbly. Remove from oven and allow to cool approximately one hour.

Glaze

  1. Finely chop 1 2/3 ounces chocolate and place in a small bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of heavy cream until it just comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour over chocolate. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, stir until smooth. Stir in corn syrup then add warm water and liquer. Stir until combined and chocolate becomes glossy.
  4. Pour over torte, spread with an off-set spatula.
  5. Arrange raspberries while chocolate is still wet. Allow to set for an hour before serving.

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How do you observe Valentine's Day? Are you a fan or a forgoer? 

If you're stuck for ideas, the #SundaySupper team has got you covered! We're cooking up something special for every meal of the day (and plenty of sweet things for dessert! ;). Check out what everyone's making below and join us at 7pm, this Sunday, February 10th for a Valentine's Day-themed chat on Twitter. Follow along with the hashtag #SundaySupper. You'll love what we've brought to the table!

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