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Chocolate Redcurrant Torte


Serves 8-10 people


  • 155g / 4oz / ½ cup dark muscovado sugar 2 eggs
  • 150ml / ¼ pint / 2/3 cup soured cream
  • 150g / 5oz / 1 ¼ pint / 2/3 cup self raising flour
  • 5ml / 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g / 2oz / ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 75g / 3oz / ¾ cup stemmed redcurrants, plus
  • 115g / 4oz / 1 cup redcurrant sprigs, to decorate


  • 150g / 5oz plain chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 45ml / 3tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 30ml / 2 tbsp dark run 120 ml / fl oz ½ cup double cream


  1. Preheat over to 180 C / 350 F/ Gas 4. Grease a 2 liter / 2 pint 5 cup ring tin and dust lightly with flour. Cream the butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and soured cream until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder powder and cocoa over the mixture , then fold in lightly and evenly . Fold in the stemmed redcurrants. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface level. Back for 40-50 minutes or until well risen and firm. Turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  3. Make the icing. Mix the chocolate, recurrently jelly and run in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over simmering water and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from the then add the double cream, a little at a time. Mix well.
  4. Transfer the cooked cake to a serving plate. Spoon the icing evenly over the cake, allowing it to drizzle down the sides Decorate with redcurrant sprigs just before Serving.

Recipe source: The Chocolate Bible

Recipe Code: 20170018

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