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Chocolate Shortbread Torte

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“Decadent chocolate dessert! I have been making this for over 15 years, and my family still requests it for the holidays. Requires a springform pan.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Ready a 12 inch spring form pan.
  3. Mix 2 cups flour and melted butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Mixture will be moist.
  4. Using fingers, press dough over bottom and 1/2 inch up side of pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. It should look wet. Prepare filling while crust is baking.
  6. Melt chocolate with orange juice and set aside.
  7. Mix, 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt and coffee. Beat eggs and 1 1/2 cup sugar for 3 minutes with electric beater or until lemon colored.
  8. Add melted chocolate and mix well.
  9. With wooden spoon, gently and quickly mix in dry ingredients.
  10. remove half baked crust and fill with mixture.
  11. Return to oven and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes; or until a crust forms over the surface.
  12. Release sides of pan, crack crust and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

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