May 11th is National Mocha Torte Day.
A torte is a rich cake, often layered and filled with buttercream, mousse, jam, or fruit. Tortes are made with little to no flour, but instead with ground nuts or breadcrumbs. They are often topped with a glaze.
1 pkg. (8 squares) baking chocolate, divided
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons instant coffee
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee
Grease a 9 inch round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt 5 squares the chocolate with 1/2 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup butter and 2 tablespoons instant coffee. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Remove from heat to a bowl.
Add sugar and stir until well blended.
Mix in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in flour and walnuts until well blended.
Spread into pan.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool cake in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
Gently invert cake onto wire rack and let cool completely.
Melt remaining 3 squares chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter.
Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Add 2 tablespoons corn syrup and 1 teaspoon instant coffee.
Spread glaze evenly over top and side of cake.
Let stand 1 hour or until glaze is set.