Thursday, September 30, 2010

Date and Chocolate Torte

Serves 8-10
250g Cadbury® Dark Cooking Chocolate
250g unblanched almonds
250g dates, stoned
6 egg whites
125g caster sugar
Whipped cream
Cadbury® Milk Cooking Chocolate cut into chunky pieces
Whole or slivered almonds, toasted
Fresh strawberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the chocolate and almonds in a food processor and chop into chunky pieces. Finely chop the dates and stir into the chocolate mixture.
  2. In a large bowl beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Gradually add the caster sugar and beat well.
  3. Fold in the chocolate, almond and date mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased foil-lined 23 cm round cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Open the oven door slightly to allow the torte to cool. When cool, remove from the oven and place in the refrigerator to chill. Do not remove the torte from the pan.
  6. To serve spread the top of the torte with whipped cream and decorate with chunks of milk chocolate, toasted almonds and strawberries.

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