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Dark Chocolate and “a little bit of almond” Torte

It’s just so good to know that you have something like this waiting in the fridge for you. Your day can be completely misrable…but this torte will make you look forward to “the after dinner tart”. I was not to sure if Nicholas would like this, seeing that the tart is rather bitter. But oh no, my little man had his piece and finished every crumb off the plate.

Makes: 1 x 20cm Torte


60g Butter, melted

160g Graham Crackers of cookies of your choice

60g flaked Almonds and 10g more for decoration

3 sheets Gelatine

300ml Cream

200g Dark Chocolate (70%), chopped

3 tablespoons Demerara Sugar


  1. Lightly oil a 20cm spring-clip cake tin.
  2. Using a food processor, whizz the crackers and almonds until coarse.
  3. Stir the butter into the cracker mix and press into the base of the cake tin.
  4.  Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Soak the gelatine in cold water for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Heat 150ml of the cream until simmering.
  7. Take of the heat and add the chocolate to the cream.
  8. Add the Demerara sugar and gelatine to the cream mix and stir until smooth.
  9. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Whip the remaining cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form.
  11. Stir this into the chocolate and spread over the cracker base.
  12. Tap the tin on a surface to get rid of any air bubbles.
  13. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  14. To remove the torte from the tin, just run a hot tea towel around the sides of the tin to loosen it.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

8 responses »

  1. Hi, Nel! This looks sooo yummy! I love dark chocolate and almonds. It makes me wish I could reach in and have a piece. 🙂

  2. I Absolutely Love This! Thank you so much for sharing! Please stop by my blog…
    I have an award for you. ❤ and Hugs!

  3. Oh wow, how… chocolaty. I’ve never had torte, but I’m dying to try one. Funny story, sort of, my girlfriends mum was hosting a dinner party for a couple who lived around the corner from them. The dessert was a torte, a really decadent one at that, and the next day the husband of the family they were entertaining for had a heart attack… he’s fine by the way. But just goes to show you how deadly torte really is. Though, the torte almost certainly had nothing to do with it – still, ironic. By the way, I only find it funny in hindsight.

  4. yummy…. I want some please 🙂


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