Dark chocolate pecan torte
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Dark chocolate pecan torte
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:54:15 AM. Recipe ID 16134. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Dark chocolate pecan torte
 Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
      Yield: 2 Servings
      4    Squares (4 Ounces)
           -Unsweetened Chocolate,
           -Broken Into
    1/3 c  Butter Or Margarine
  1 1/2 c  Sugar
  1 1/2 ts Vanilla Extract
      3 lg Eggs, Separated
    1/2 c  Unbleached All Purpose Flour
      3 tb Water
    3/4 c  Finely Chopped Pecans
    1/8 ts Cream Of Tartar
    1/8 ts Salt
           Chocolate Glaze
      1 c  Powdered Sugar
    1/2 ts Vanilla Extract
      2 tb Butter
      2 tb Water
      1    Square (1 Ounce) Unsweetened
           Hot Water
  Yield: 10 to 12 Servings
  In a small microwave safe bowl, place the chocolate and butter.
  Microwave on HIGH (100 %) power 1 Minute or until smooth when
  stirred; cool slightly.
  Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with foil; butter the foil
  and sides of the pan.  Pre-heat the oven to 350 Degrees F.  In a
  large mixer bowl, combine the chocolate mixture, sugar, and vanilla
  and beat well. Add the egg yolks, beating well after each addition.
  Blend in the flour and water, and beat well.  Stir in the pecans.
  Clean the mixer beaters very well and in a small bowl beat the egg
  whites, cream of tartar, and salt until stiff peaks form; carefully
  fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.  Pour the batter into
  the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top appears dry,
  (The torte will NOT test done in the center).
  Cool 1 hour.  Cover and refrigerate until firm.  Remove the side of
  the pan.  Invert onto a serving plate and carefully remove the bottom
  of the pan and the foil.  Pour the Chocolate Glaze over the torte
  spreading evenly on the top and sides.
  Chocolate Glaze:
  In a small mixer bowl, combine the powdered sugar and vanilla extract
  and set aside.  In a small microwave safe bowl, place the butter,
  water, and chocolate.  Microwave on HIGH (100 %) power 1 minute or
  until smooth when stirred.  Add to the sugar mixture, beating until
  smooth. Add hot water, 1/2 Tsp at a time, if needed until the desired
  consistency is reached.

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Recipe ID 16134 (Apr 03, 2005)

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