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Outlaw Torte
Posted by: Sonda

Outlaw Torte Well, itís not really outside the law, but it sure is good enough to be illegal.

1 lb. baking chocolate
10- tbsp. unsalted butter, cut up
4 large eggs at room temperature
1- tbsp. sugar
1- tbsp. all-purpose flour

Place the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 F.
Line the bottom of an 8" springform pan with waxed paper or baking parchment.
Put half the chocolate and half the butter into the top of a double boiler.
Heat over I" simmering water.
As the chocolate and the butter melt slowly stir in the remaining chocolate and butter until the mixture is smooth and melted.

Remove from heat and let cool 15 min. until lukewarm.
Mix eggs and sugar in a large heatproof bowl.
Place the bowl in barely simmering water.
Whisk for 2 or 3 minutes until warm and the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat.Beat egg mixture with an electric mixer at medium-high speed for 5 minutes or until it triples in volume and forms soft peaks.Sift flour over egg mixture and gently fold in.
Gently stir 1/4 of the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture to lighten it.
Then fold chocolate mixture into the remaining egg mixture.

Spread evenly in the prepared pan.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out slightly moist and the cake is puffed on top. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Remove the side of the pan and invert the cake onto a plate.
Carefully remove paper, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled... at least 2 hours or overnight.
After youíve done all that... hereís the good part.

Frosting:

In a 1 quart saucepan over low heat, heat
1 tablespoon of butter and 8 oz. of chocolate.
When the chocolate and the butter are smooth and melted, with the mixer at medium speed beat 2/3 cup sour cream,
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt with the chocolate mixture, until itís smooth and creamy.
Slather it on the torte and your outlaw career has begun!

For a Hole-in-the-Wall Gang experience, when you serve the torte drizzle Cowgirl Caramel Sauce on the plate first, then top with fresh raspberries.


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