Grand Marnier Chocolate Pecan Torte

Grand Marnier Chocolate Pecan Torte

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

  • 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


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