Saturday, October 07, 2006

Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Last week we were invited over for dinner at a friend's house and I wanted to bring something different. I didn't want it to be over-the-top difficult but it had to have familiar flavours so that it would be eaten. As I looked through Robin Hood's Home Baking I found that the Chocolate Raspberry Torte fit all my criteria.

I made the cake the night before and assembled it right before we went out. The cake was lovely, chocolatey and moist. Cutting was easy to do, though I think that cutting evenly is a bit trickier! (At least it was this time.) The raspberry jam was very subtle which I like but I was told that it would have been fine without it. One big change I made was to the icing. I followed the directions exactly but found that the end product was thick and very tangy. I didn't like it very much so I added icing sugar and cream until I got a flavour and consistency I liked. Unfortunately I didn't measure it out so I can't be specific about amounts.

Overall, I would make this cake again but maybe with a different icing. It was considered 'heavy' by some but, cutting smaller wedges can solve that problem. It is truly a dessert cake and one that would suit almost any occasion.

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Torte

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delicious blog! I'm thinking of visiting this more often!

Ivonne said...

It looks fantastic! I love the combination of chocolate and raspberry.

Well done!

Anonymous said...

wow - this looks so delicious..it's really making me hungry!! I love it! =)

Canadian Baker said...

Tiago, Ivonne and Julia - thanks for your wonderful comments!

GP said...

Greetings, chocolate and raspberry is one of my all time favorite combos. Will have to make this for guests here to indulge in at our bed and breakfast.

Thanks!

sam said...

It looks fantastic! You can't go wrong with chocolate and raspberry. I think I'm going to make a chocolate raspberry cake soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

G said...

I agree with Sam, this does indeed look fantastic and you cannot go wrong with chocolate and raspberries....Wow, you did a great job!!! Now, Id like a piece please LOL....