Chocolate-Espresso Torte with Raspberry Sauce Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, cut into chunks
- 3/4 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup espresso (see notes)
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 5 cups raspberries, rinsed
- 1 marionberries or blackberries
- Fresh mint sprigs, rinsed
step 1: Butter and flour an 8-inch cheese-cake pan.
step 2: In a 3- to 4-quart pan over low heat, frequently stir chocolate, 1 1/2 cups butter, espresso, and 3/4 cup sugar just until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, 12 to 15 minutes.
step 3: In a bowl, beat eggs to blend. Whisk in chocolate mixture until well blended. Pour into cheesecake pan.
step 4: Bake torte in a 350 degree regular or convection oven until center barely jiggles when pan is gently shaken, about 40 minutes. Let cool on a rack for 30 minutes (center of torte will sink), then chill until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours.
step 5: Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, whirl 1 quart raspberries until smooth. Rub puree through a fine strainer into a bowl; discard seeds. Stir 1/4 cup sugar into raspberry puree; taste, and add more sugar if desired.
step 6: Spoon raspberry sauce equally onto plates. Run a knife between torte and pan rim; remove rim. Cut torte into wedges. Arrange a wedge on sauce on each plate. Scatter remaining 1 cup raspberries and marionberries over desserts, and garnish with mint sprigs.