Fry’s* Magnificent Mocha Torte
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - Layers of light-as-air cake are topped with mounds of whipped cream in this irresistible cocoa and coffee combination.
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) Fry’s* Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 5 eggs, separated, at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cream of tartar
- 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) granulated sugar, divided
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) cold black coffee
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
Cocoa Whipped Cream:
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) each granulated sugar and Fry’s* Cocoa
- 2 cups (500 mL) 35% whipping cream
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) chocolate liqueur
Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C).
Sift flour with Fry’s* Cocoa and salt until evenly combined and
reserve. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a metal or glass bowl until
frothy. Beat in 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the sugar, adding a spoonful at a time until stiff peaks form.
Egg whites can be reserved for as long as 10 minutes.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat
the egg yolks with the remaining 3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar until very light. Stir
in the coffee and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture using low speed on an
electric mixer. Fold in a dollop of the egg whites using a large rubber
spatula. Add remaining egg whites and fold until combined.
Divide the batter between two
parchment or waxed paper lined 8-in (20-cm) round cake pans. Bake for 35 to 40
minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the centre. Invert
pans on a rack and cool for 10 minutes. Remove pans and peel off paper. Cool
completely. Using a serrated knife, slice each cake in half to make two layers.
Cocoa Whipped Cream:
Combine sugar and Fry’s* Cocoa
in a large mixing bowl. Stir in whipping cream until well combined. Cover and
reserve in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Add liqueur and
whip cream mixture until cream forms soft peaks.
Assemble cake by spreading equal
amounts of cream mixture between layers of cake, finishing with a layer of
cream on top. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Fry’s* Cocoa Baking Tip:
For an elegant touch, dust serving dishes with Fry’s* Cocoa.