Sinful Torte (Passover ... Special Occasion)

Lindsey G


I needed a dessert to take to a Passover meal. If you have had Passover desserts, they are generally something I can live without!

This recipe, however, got rave reviews. I am thinking it will need to be made for Easter, as well.

This is enough to clog your arteries to just read the recipe ... so cut it in small pieces so all the calories escape ... like they do with broken cookies. :D

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh my... decadence to the max. One bite of this and you're in chocolate heaven. It's definitely rich so a small slice will do. Make this dessert and everyone will thank you! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

40 Min
45 Min


  • 14 oz
    bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 6
    egg whites
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    dark rum [or other flavoring] (optional)

  • 1 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 lb
    bittersweet chocolate chips

How to Make Sinful Torte (Passover ... Special Occasion)


  1. I was able to find Parve semi-sweet chips at Wegman's. If making for Passover, adjust as you see fit.
  2. Use a 9 inch springform pan. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper and wrap outside of pan with foil.
  3. Combine 14 ounces of bittersweet chocolate with your cubed butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on half power for one minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds at a time until chocolate and butter are almost completely melted. Stir until completely melted and incorporated. Cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, whip egg yolks with half of the sugar (6 tablespoons) until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Fold cooled chocolate into the yolks along with vanilla and rum.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add remaining sugar. Continue to whip to medium stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into the chocolate mixture in thirds. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes, until the top of the cake is puffed and cracked. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack. The top will fall.
  7. Ganache:

    Pour heavy cream into a sauce pan and heat until just boiling. Remove from heat and stir in remaining pound of chocolate.
  8. Press down gently on top of cake to make it somewhat uniformly flat. Remove sides from the pan and invert cake onto a plate with edges lined with waxed paper. Remove parchment paper from cake and ladle warm ganache over the top. Spread out to cover the sides of the torte. Let stand until set. You can then remove the waxed paper and have a drip-free plate.

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About Sinful Torte (Passover ... Special Occasion)

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Jewish

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