Dark Chocolate Flourless Torte with Blood Orange Ganache

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This rich chocolate torte is almost too good to believe.  With just 3 ingredients which come together in a few minutes, it is decadent and very satisfying with a texture reminiscent of lush chocolate fudge.  Baking the cake in a water bath helps keep it moist.  There is no added sugar in the recipe and the sweetness comes exclusively from the chocolate you use.   I find dark chocolate sweet enough but if you prefer your dessert sweeter, go with milk chocolate or maybe half milk/half dark.   It is a decadent dessert so cut it in small slices.  It will easily serve a dozen guests.   To change it up from my usual recipe, I added a layer of ganache on the top of this version simply made by melting a Godiva dark chocolate-blood orange chocolate bar right on top of the warm cake.  So easy!  To finish it up, I sprinkled candied orange peel all over the top and served fresh orange slices on the side.  A truly special dessert for holiday entertaining.  Love the chocolate and orange combo of flavor but don’t want to fuss with the chocolate ganache layer and candied orange peel?  Just add the zest of 1 orange to the batter and serve with fresh orange slices.  Did I tell you the cake can be made up to 4 days in advance???

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Decadent 3-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This rich chocolate cake is almost too good to believe.  With just 3 ingredients which come together in a few minutes, it is decadent and very satisfying with a texture reminiscent of a dense chocolate mousse.  Baking the cake in a water bath helps keep it moist.  Recently made for a friend’s birthday, it elicited moans of delight around the table. The type of chocolate used can change the flavor if desired as I predict this will become your go-to recipe for a special occasion chocolate cake.  Who knew [Chocolate + butter + eggs] = BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER?  I served mine with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh raspberries but you could substitute strawberries, or other fruit. Continue reading