Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bake Along #12 - Cherry Brownie Torte

This is what I baked for Bake Along #12 with chocolate and cherry theme
Cherry brownie torte - sinfully rich and chocolatey... yum! :)
Also, it's easy to make - no mixer involved, yes! :)

You see the pic below, I couldn't wait til it's frosted I cut a slice for me to try when it's still warm :)

The frosting is a layer of whipped cream (I used whipping cream and beat til stiff) and decorated with maraschino cherries

Look at the cherry bits as well as the whole cherries on top - such a georgeous color :)

Recipe is from Easy Baking by Hershey's (original recipe uses berries)

What you need:

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I found this is too much for me, the next time I make I'll reduce this to 2/3 cup instead)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup cocoa powder (preferably dark cocoa)
1/2 cup whipping cream
maraschino cherries - chopped, enough to sprinkle on top of the batter
maraschino cherries - whole, for decoration

Heat oven to 175degC
Line a 8" round baking pan with baking paper and then grease
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt, stir in chocolate chips - set aside
Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat
Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add in cocoa powder, mix well
Stir in flour mixture and then spread mixture in prepared pan
Sprinkle cherries bits on top
Bake for 25minutes or til wooden pick inserted in centre comes out slightly sticky
Cool in pan on wire rack for 15minutes
Invert onto wire rack, remove wax paper, turn right side up, cool completely
When it's completely cooled, spread whipped cream with spatula on the brownie and decorate with whole cherries
Refrigerate (I prefer to eat this at room temperature, it's more moist)

You may hop to Lena, Joyce and Zoe's sites to view their wonderful chocolate & cherries creations :)

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Alice! This looks really good! So moist and chocolaty, very elegant with the whipped cream! Thank you for joining in our Bake-Along! Have a lovely and delicious weekend!

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  2. alice, i actually craving for a piece of brownie now after seeing yours here! It looks wonderful and the nice contrast of colours there!!

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  3. It looks really yummie. It seems that I have to make it, too. Good job, Alice :)

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  4. hi Joyce, thks! looking forward to the next Bake Along :)

    hi Lena, thks! awaiting for your next brownie baking then :)

    hi Imelda, thks! hope u like it :)

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  5. This chocolate and cherry torte is absolutely divine!

    It look very yummy even on its own without the frosting.

    I'm sorry that I can only visit your post today and hope that you can join our Bake-Along for our next Key Lime Cupcake bake :D

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