Sunday, May 3, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chocolate Walnut Torta

Torta alle Noci

An Italian chocolate torta filled with walnuts is a delicious dessert.

Chocolate Walnut Torta
11 tablespoons butter, cut in small pieces
2/3 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup flour, sifted
pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup semi sweet chocolate, melted

In a mixer blend the butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Add egg yolks one at a time, then the flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly drizzle in melted chocolate and fold in walnuts. In a 9 inch pan lightly grease and use parchment paper on bottom, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting

4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Slowly melt ingredients in a double boiler. Cool for 15 minutes and ice a cool cake.

Whip Cream

1/4 cup whip cream
1/4 inch vanilla bean, scraped or

1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

In a clean bowl whip cream, and vanilla and slowly add sugar, beat till stiff peaks form.


  1. This looks like a luscious brownie all fancied up into a torta. yum.

  2. A bite of this would make me feel so much better today... ;o) Janet

  3. Oh my! Your torta looks absolutely scrumptious Chuck! I could very easily be persuaded to cheat on my diet with this gem!

  4. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, You are right, A glorified brownie! Thank You

  5. Hi LaDue, I wish I could help and share! Thank You

  6. Aaaaah.....What a lovely tarte!! It contains everything that I love,...Chocolate & walnuts!! Delicious!!

  7. Hello Sophie, This is a good thing! I found some key ingredients you love!! Thank You and Enjoy :)

  8. ooooooo.... this is very sinful!!!

  9. Yes Ash, Let's break the rules! Thank You

  10. That's what I call a dessert!!! Fantastic!

  11. Chocolate and walnuts are a match made in heaven. This is a gorgeous torta.

  12. Hi Bridgett, I do agree!
    Thank You :)

  13. That's right YankeeSoaper, a little indulging never hurt anyone. Enjoy :) Thank you!