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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Chocolate Orange Flourless Torte with Ganache

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and orange? We don’t know anyone, either. This flourless chocolate torte gets its hint of citrus from our candied orange peel. A dark chocolate ganache enrobes the cake, creating a rich, decadent dessert that will satisfy even the pickiest dessert aficionado. Although this looks like it came from a bakeshop, it is simple to make and a great recipe to have on hand when you really want to impress your guests.

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      Ingredients:

      Cake

      Ganache

      • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
      • 1 10 ounce bag of bittersweet chocolate chips

      Directions:

      For Cake

      Spray bottom and sides of a 10 inch spring form pan. Dust bottom of pan with cocoa powder. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

      On medium heat, melt butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Pour chocolate mixture into large bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Slowly add cocoa powder in 1/3 cup increments, mixing well. Dice candied orange peel and stir in. Pour cake mixture into spring form pan and bake for 25 minutes.

      Cool cake for 30 minutes before adding ganache icing.

      For Ganache Icing

      On Medium heat slightly boil heavy whipping cream – do not let it come to a full boil. Add in chocolate chips and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool for 3-5 minutes. Pour cooled ganache over cake and let drip down sides.

      PREP TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes

      SERVES: Approx 10-12 slices

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