Chocolate and berries torte
Unsalted butter : 50g
Dark chocolate : 200g, broken into pieces
Eggs : 4, separated
Golden caster sugar : 200g
Cocoa powder : 2tbsp
Berries : 200g
Icing sugar : to serve
Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Line a 23cm square cake tin or brownie tin with parchment and butter it.
Melt the chocolate with the butter in a microwave or in a heatproof bowl set over barely simmering water.
Whisk the egg yolks and 100g sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa powder and flour then fold in the chocolate mixture. In a clean dry bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, then beat in the rest of the sugar.
Fold the egg whites into the chocolate (if the mixture is stiff, do this a little at a time until it's loosen). Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool, then cut into squares and arrange the berries on top.
Dust with icing sugar, to serve.
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I got the recipe from the book "101 Brilliant Baking Ideas" from Olive magazine.
I thought it would be a new experience for me since I've only dealt with cup cakes, and it turned out good!