Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chef Chuck's Chocolate Mascarpone Torta


Chocolate Mascarpone Torta


A moist chocolate torta with mascarpone cheese is heavenly. Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese, similar to cream cheese, but richer and creamier. This recipe was inspired by a friend, although I changed the recipe to give it an Italian flair.


Cheese Batter
4 ounces mascarpone or
cream cheese
2 ounces sugar
1 egg
pinch of salt
chocolate chips

Chocolate Batter

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Beat cream cheese till soft add sugar, salt and egg, beat till smooth, set aside.
Using a mixer combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, olive oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Scrape down and mix till combined. Use a 9 inch greased torta pan, fill half way then spread the cheese batter around in a swirl and drop chocolate chips in the cheese. Or you can make cupcakes using paper liners, fill half way, place 1 teaspoon of cheese mixture in the middle and place 3 or 4 chips in the center. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Tip: May have some batter left over if making the torta, I made a few cupcakes!

15 comments:

  1. ok this is, no will be made. i cannot get enough of choco & mascarpone.
    fabulous!!

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  2. Mascarpone & Cioccolato = Fab ~~

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  3. I knew that I shouldn't have stopped here. Now I'll have to make it, and my waist won't love me anymore!

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  4. Hi Scintilla, I am sorry, but explain to your waist we need these sweets every now and then! Take care, Thank you.

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  5. Hello Chuck!

    Brussels calling!! What a terrific chocolate torte!!

    Waw!!! MMMMMMMMM,...looks very appetzing!!

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  6. Hello, Sophie in Brussels!! We all got to have some coco now and then! Thnak you, Enjoy:)

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  7. Wow, this looks gorgeous and I am not even a huge chocolate lover. I think I love the mascarpone in it and even have a spare container of it I have to use up. Hmmmm...........

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  8. P.S The white vinegar has me intrigued. What value does it bring to the cake? May make this weekend.

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  9. le gâteau au chocolat bien moelleux ça doit être délicieux je t'en félicite
    bonne soirée

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  10. Hi Live.Love.Eat, Yes the mascarpone made this delight even better, you must try! Thank You

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  11. Hello Fimere, Cette torta avait une saveur sucrée européenne est là!
    Bonsoir à vous!

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  12. Hi Live.Love.Eat, Vinegar is know to be an additive to many foods, this makes them last longer! Enjoy, thank you.

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  13. I think I need to buy some mascarpone now! This looks like a slice of heaven!!

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  14. You never cease to amaze me with your delicious Italian creations. This is perfection in my book, especially with that little swirl of perfection coming from the mascarpone. Mascarpone always makes a dish or dessert all the more rich and delightful. Did you share this? lol

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  15. Yes Bridgett! Thanks for your wonderful comment!
    I always share my dessert, :))

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