Chocolate, hazelnut & raspberry torte
You won’t believe how simple this decadent delight is to make. You don’t need a particularly high cocoa solids dark chocolate for this and can even use milk chocolate instead. SERVES 12 PREP 20min, plus cooling and chilling COOK about 10min
• 300g dark chocolate, finely chopped
• 25g golden syrup, plus extra to stick
• 25ml Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, optional
• 200g white chocolate, finely chopped
• 100g brandy snaps
• 600ml double cream
• 75g icing sugar, plus extra to dust
• 25g roasted chopped hazelnuts
• 450g raspberries
1 Melt dark chocolate, golden syrup and Frangelico (if using) in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water – do not stir or the mixture will seize into a solid mass. Take off heat and set aside. Melt white chocolate in a separate bowl as above; take off heat; set aside. Allow both bowls to cool until just warm, about 15min.
2 Meanwhile, line base and sides of a 20.5cm round cake tin, at least 9cm deep, with baking parchment – use a little golden syrup to help stick the parchment. Roughly crumble brandy snaps into base of tin.
3 In a large bowl, whip cream and icing sugar until mixture just holds its shape. Spoon roughly ⅓ of cream mixture into white chocolate bowl. Add hazelnuts; fold to combine.
4 Next, fold melted dark chocolate mixture into remaining cream. Spoon into prepared tin and smooth to level, trying not to disturb brandy snaps.
5 Sprinkle on ⅓ of the raspberries, then top with the white chocolate mixture, smoothing to level. Arrange remaining raspberries on top. Chill for at least 1hr.
6 To serve, transfer to a serving plate and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10min. Dust with icing sugar and serve in slices.
PER SERVING: CALS 572; FAT 42G; SAT FAT 25G; CARBS 41G ➺
‘A chocolatey delight that’s the perfect get-ahead pud for entertaining’