Friday, February 08, 2008
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Chocolate Edition II)

Last year, about this time, I did a chocolate edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange, in preparation for Valentine's Day ! It was a great success, I had 29 bloggers post their favorite chocolate recipes. You can see those recipes right here.

So, today I'm doing it again and I hope you'll join me by sharing your favorite chocolate recipe! I'm a chocoholic and I need my fix! :)

The recipe that I'm about to share comes from Godiva's website. Godiva is one of the highest quality chocolates out there and I love this recipe. It's scrumptious!

Flourless Chocolate Cherry Torte

Macerated Cherry Mixture:
1 cup sun-dried cherries
3/4 cup cherry brandy
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
Zest of one orange

Chocolate Cherry Torte:
5 bars (1.5 ounces each) Godiva Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces
6 large eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds, finely ground

Sweetened whipped cream
Chocolate-dipped cherries
Shaved Godiva Dark Chocolate

Make the cherries:

Heat cherries, cherry brandy, cherry juice and orange zest in saucepan over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour.

Make the chocolate cherry torte:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 10-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray. Line with parchment or waxed paper.

Place chocolate and butter in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50% power) for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds more or until chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth and let cool.

Beat eggs and sugar in mixing bowl until mixture is pale and forms a ribbon, using electric mixer at high speed. Add chocolate mixture, ground almonds and reserved cherries with juice. Mix just until combined. Turn mixture into prepared pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. (The center will sink slightly.)

Invert cake onto serving plate. Cut into wedges. Serve each wedge topped with whipped cream, chocolate-dipped cherry and shaved chocolate.

I hope if you try this recipe you'll let me know how it turned out for you! Now I look forward to seeing your Valentine's Day chocolate edition Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

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At 11:32 AM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

I'll be there!

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

Oh YUM! I posted my PIF and a plug for the chocolate Friday! Ha! Hugs!

At 5:49 PM, Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

I couldn't resist, I've posted 2 of my favs and a link to you. I'll be back and link up in the morning.

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a chocoholic too! The Chocolate Cherry Torte recipe and picture look soooo good. I definitely plan to try this recipe. What a special treat for Valentine's Day!

At 5:50 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Gotta love chocolate! Thanks for hosting. I'm gaining weight just reading these:)

At 6:25 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

That torte looks awesome. Do you make it with Godiva, or do you use another chocolate?

My recipes is a bit unorthodox this week.

At 6:54 AM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

MmmMM. I wonder how much weight we will all gain while trying out all these great recipes!

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Bird Stalker Photography said...

oh my! This is right up my alley! Looks delish!


At 8:12 AM, Blogger Annie said...

Sounds yummy!
Thanks for the reminder.

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

This sounds super yummy. I must try this. Thanks so much! Have a great day!

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Jodi said...

Oh my... I am going to gain 10#'s just from reading all these yummy recipes.

At 9:38 AM, Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

I think this one is a meal all byb itself!

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Egghead said...

This looks divine.

At 10:16 PM, Blogger Forgetfulone said...

That looks so yummy!

By the way, I tagged you. You can see it at my blog and participate if you'd like to. Have a good weekend!

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Tiffany said...

I missed it this week! I will have to try again next week. I am really looking forward to looking through the recipes, though!

By the way, I left something for you at my site. Check it out when you get a chance.

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Mississippi Songbird said...

I'll probably OD on choclate on VD

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Well this sounds wonderful. I'm sorry I missed out on this. I'am making a Better Than Sex Cake for Valentines Day...yummmmmmy.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

oh my goodness that sounds absolutely wonderful!


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