Apparently this is my husbands favorite dessert! Who knew?! I told him I was going to make it, and after 7 months of marriage he reveals that it’s his favorite! We actually had a version of this dessert, the first night we started “seeing” each other, at a great restaurant in my home town, with our family. I think what really happened was, I walked to the opposite end of the table where he was sitting, and fed him a bite! We also served it at our wedding (held at the same restaurant) as one of three dessert options. I guess it’s a bit nostalgic! It’s a great dessert to make a life long memory with!
Flourless Chocolate Torte
1 pound bittersweet chocolate chips
2 sticks butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Kahlua
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Cut the butter into chunks and melt with the chocolate and kahlua in a metal bowl, over a pot of simmering water (double boiler), till smooth and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Really whip it till it gets nice and frothy and almost doubles in size. Use a spatula fold 1/3 of the eggs into the chocolate. Gently fold it in till there are no more streaks. Continue folding 1/3 at a time till its all combined.
Spray a pan with non stick spray and line the bottom with parchment. Pour the mixture in, and bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes. When a toothpick is inserted, it should come out moist, but not liquidy. Allow to completely cool on a wire rack then chill in the refrigerator. Slice and serve! I topped mine with frothy pomegranate cream and pomegranate pearls! What a crowd pleaser!