Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte recipe by GBBO's Luis Troyano

Published Monday, Oct 5 2015, 12:56 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano is encouraging the nation to bake with a series of stunning dessert recipes that are easy to recreate at home. Our favourite has to be this decadent, dark chocolate torte that tastes every bit as delicious as it looks!

Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte - Luis Troyano

© Luis Troyano/Currys


  • For the chocolate torte:
  • 150g dark chocolate 70% - coarsely chopped
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 150g ground hazelnuts
  • 40g cocoa powder and 1 tbsp instant espresso powder dissolved in 80ml boiling water
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • For the cake decoration:
  • Handful fresh raspberries
  • Handful fresh blueberries
  • 20g chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • A few fresh mint leaves


For the chocolate torte:

• Preheat the oven to 160°C fan/180°C/320°F/gas 4
• Grease and line the cake tin with non-stick baking parchment
• Place the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth. Remove and place on one side to cool slightly
• Put the sugars and eggs in your mixer bowl and whisk on high speed for 8 minutes until meringue like
• Gently fold in the melted chocolate using a large metal spoon, be careful not to deflate the mixture
• Next gently fold in the ground hazelnuts, cocoa powder/coffee mixture and salt
• Pour the mixture very gently into the prepared cake tin and bake just below the centre of the oven for 35 – 40 minutes
• The cake is ready when the centre feels just firm, the top has a slight crust and some cracks have appeared. Don’t be tempted to open the oven door until at least 30 minutes has gone by
• Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool

For the decoration on top:

• Take the cake out of the tin and place on your presentation plate or stand
• Arrange the raspberries and blueberries in the centre of the torte
• Next scatter the chopped roasted hazelnuts around the fruit but leave the outer edge of the torte exposed
• Pick some perfect mint leaves and use them to add a splash of colour around the fruits

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes

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