Chocolate Torte with Bittersweet Ganache Glaze

(Vegetarian Times, Jan/Feb 2014 issue)

I love chocolate. I love chocolate. I love chocolate.

Even when I’m on a diet – like now – I love chocolate. I love chocolate even if I don’t get to eat the chocolate thing I make – I’m content to just be cooking with it (sort of).

When the new Vegetarian Times (vegetariantimes.com) came in the mail I started my perusal ritual and I discovered a photo and recipe for the most delicious looking cake ever. Ever. Ever. The lead in read: “The No-Oil-Added Chocolate Torte to Live For with Bittersweet Ganache Glaze” and the photograph made this “Torte” look like the most mouth-wateringly delicious thing in the entire world. I had to make it. But like I said I’m on this diet.

It’s the Jackie Warner 10 pounds in 10 days diet. Never will I lose 10 pounds in 10 days. But I’m on day 7 and I think I’ve maybe lost 2 pounds so that’s good too right? Anyway, I needed an event – an occasion. Something to justify cooking this delicious thing right in the middle of my diet. And then Alex called and said that Khai was in town and that he’d made a plan to come for dinner Sunday night with Jack and Adrian (oh them again. . ..)

And there was my hook. Chocolate Torte with Bittersweet Ganache Glaze. I couldn’t wait.

The day arrived. The meal was planned. Who cares what it was. Everyone seemed to like it but I was waiting for the verdict on the Chocolate Torte with Bittersweet Ganache Glaze. The moment came. The cake was admired. Cut. DEVOURED. A hit.

Here it is.

And by the way – if you are on a diet – these calories are worth busting the diet for. I didn’t (other than to be able to report back that it was really really excellent – but it would have been worth it to go all out and have a piece).

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Categories: Baked Foods, Baked Goods, Cakes/Cupcakes, Chocolate, Desserts, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian

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