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Chocolate Grand Marnier Torte

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“This dessert tastes like chocolate truffle candy, so serve it in thin slices. Serve it with the accompanying raspberry sauce and whipped cream, or simply top it with whipped cream and fresh raspberries. This recipe comes from "365 Great Chocolate Desserts" by Natalie Haughton. Prep time does not include chill time.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Torte
  • 5 eggs
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares or 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate squares, cut up
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares, cut up
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 14 cup Grand Marnier or 14 cup other orange-flavored liqueur
  • Raspberry Sauce
  • 2 (12 ounce) bags frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 34 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or 2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur or 2 tablespoons other your favorite liqueur, of your choice
  • whipped cream, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Butter the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan and line it with wax paper; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, cover uncracked eggs with very hot water (not boiling); let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart glass bowl, heat semisweet and unsweetened chocolate and butter in a microwave on high 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring twice, until melted and smooth; set aside to let cool slightly.
  5. In a large bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer on high speed, until thick and light yellow, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add chocolate mixture and Grand Marnier and beat until well blended.
  7. Turn into the prepared springform pan.
  8. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until almost set.
  9. Let cake cool 1 hour, then cover with foil and refrigerate several hours or until firm.
  10. Remove cake from refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
  11. Run a sharp knife around sides of cake and remove sides of springform pan.
  12. Cut into slices, taking care not to cut/include wax paper with serving.
  13. Serve in a pool of Raspberry Sauce and top with whipped cream.
  14. Raspberry Sauce: In a food processor, combine thawed raspberries and powdered sugar; process until smooth; add Grand Marnier and process to blend well.
  15. To remove seeds, press puree through a wire strainer placed over a non-reactive (glass or plastic) bowl; using a rubber spatula, scrape inderside of strainer and discard seeds.
  16. Serve sauce immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days; mix before serving.

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