Grand Marnier Chocolate Pecan Torte

Grand Marnier Chocolate Pecan Torte Recipe

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Ingredients

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8 oz
semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 c
butter
3/4 c
sugar, divided
6
egg yolks
2 Tbsp
grand marnier
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
very finely chopped pecans

DECORATION

3/4 c
heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar
2 tsp
grand marnier
1
fresh orange, thin skin variety

How to Make Grand Marnier Chocolate Pecan Torte

Step-by-Step

  • 1Torte: Melt broken chocolate in double boiler, stirring constantly, or microwave on medium for about 3 minutes.
  • 2Set aside and in the small mixer bowl, cream butter, gradually adding 1/2 cup of the sugar; mix until very fluffy.
  • 3Add egg yolks, liqueur and vanilla; beat until creamy.
  • 4Transfer to larger bowl.
  • 5Fold melted chocolate into creamed mixture.
  • 6Use a food processor or blender to chop pecans to a coarse powder.
  • 7Combine nuts with crumbs and fold into chocolate mixture.
  • 8Beat egg whites with salt, gradually adding remaining 1/4 cup sugar; beat until soft peaks form.
  • 9Stir 1/4 of egg whites into chocolate mixture; fold in remaining egg whites.
  • 10Pour batter into a buttered 9" springform pan lined with waxed paper.
  • 11Bake at 350 on bottom rack for 45-50 minutes or until center is firm.
  • 12Cool on rack.
  • 13Cake will sink slightly in the center.
  • 14Remove pan and liner.
  • 15Top with Chocolate Ganache Glaze and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream Decoration.
  • 16Chocolate Ganache Glaze: Finely chop chocolate.
  • 17Heat cream until hot and on very low heat add chocolate, stirring until smooth and thick.
  • 18Remove from heat and stir in liqueur.
  • 19Turn torte, top side down, onto serving plate.
  • 20Arrange strips of waxed paper under cake edge to catch excess glaze.
  • 21Pour glaze over top and sides of cake.
  • 22After a short time, run excess glaze up sides of cake.
  • 23Cover sides of cake with nuts and remove waxed paper strips.
  • 24Chill cake while preparing topping.
  • 25Grand Marnier Whipped Cream Decoration: Whip cream with sugar and liqueur until it holds a shape--do not overbeat.
  • 26Pipe rosettes or form a ring of whipped cream around top of chocolate glazed torte.
  • 27With a sharp knife cut peel from orange and slice into circles; cut into quarters.
  • 28Place oranges around cake on top of whipped cream.
  • 29If preferred, sprinkle grated orange rind over whipped cream.
  • 30Cake should be stored in a cool place until served.

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About Grand Marnier Chocolate Pecan Torte

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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