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Heavenly Mocha Tort Recipe

When you combine my two favorite substances, coffee and chocolate, you get mocha. This Heavenly Mocha Torte Recipe is a lovely treat for spring or summer.

Trivia:Is it tort or torte? Opinions differ. Wikipedia says tort is a wrong in law and torte is a dessert.

Tip: For best results, always use good quality chocolate.

Heavenly Mocha Tort Recipe

Mocha Tort Ingredients

2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup of powdered cocoa
1/2 teaspoon of salt
5 separated eggs
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar which you have divided into two portions: one of 1/2 cup and one of 3/4 cup
2/3 cup cold coffee without cream or sugar  1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Cocoa Whipped Cream Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup chocolate liqueur

Method for makeing Mocha Tort

Using a sifter, mix the flour, cocoa and salt together.

Add the cream or tartar to the egg whites and using a mixer, beat the whites until they are frothy. Incorporate the 1/2 cup of sugar, adding only one tablespoon at a time. Beat this until you make a stiffly peaked meringue.

Using a separate bowl, add the 3/4 cup of sugar and the egg yolks. Beat them until the mixture is light, then add the coffee and vanilla. You can blend these ingredients in by hand. Blend the dry ingredients into the yolk mixture using the low speed on your mixer.

Next, fold this egg mixture into the meringue mixture.

Preheat oven to 325°.

Pour this mixture into two eight inch round cake pans. These pans should be dry, clean and free of fat. Do not spray.

Bake until done. This should take 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and invert for about ten minutes to cool somewhat. Remove from pans and finish cooling.

When cool, cut each tort layer into half. Fill with Cocoa Whipped Cream. Assemble as a layer cake and decorate as desired.

Cocoa Whipped Cream Method

Mix together sugar and cocoa. Stir in two cups of whipping cream. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Add chocolate liqueur and whip in the mixer until it is stiff.

This mocha tort is decadent and delicious. As I said, its great for spring and summer, or for any day you want to pretend its summer! :-)

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