Sunday, August 8, 2010

SMS: Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Torte


It’s nice when you’re pleasantly surprised by a recipe (or anything, really) and this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Torte, exceeded my expectations. The last chocolate-raspberry dessert I made was not a hit and usually when the word “truffle” is involved, I assume the dessert will be a bit rich for me. I liked this torte, though; the texture is kind of like a baked chocolate mousse and the bites of fresh raspberry hidden in the chocolate are a nice reminder that it is summer (when you live in a windy corner of Marin county, you definitely need to be reminded of the season on occasion).


Since I wasn’t sure we’d like the torte, I only made a quarter of the recipe in a 4-inch springform pan. Josh and I both gave it a thumbs up, though it’s probably not something that will go on my repeat list. Based on the few bites I took, I would give the torte a 7.5 for Deliciousness. It was very easy to throw together, so I’d give it a 2.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 3. Thanks to Jennifer of The Rookie Baker for hosting this week. You can find the recipe here on her site and visit the Sweet Melissa site to see what the rest of the group thought of this treat.

9 comments:

Ms Fifikins said...

Your torte looks lovely!

Julie said...

I love the mini version of the torte! We liked this one, too!

Tracey said...

Our tortes look strikingly similar - love the mini :) I'm glad this one was a surprise hit for you! I think I would have enjoyed it more with the raspberries but I left them out for Shane. Without them, it was just too rich for me.

Nina said...

Love the mini! I agree with the weather. The weather in the Bay area seems like fall or winter - there needs to be sun!

JoAnn Freda said...

What a perfect little torte and lovely raspberries. Very artfully photographed too.

jillbert said...

It looks really pretty! It's always nice to enjoy something that you weren't too sure about.

Jaime said...

this was nice huh? :)

looks nice, great job

Cakelaw said...

This looks devine Margot! Also love your new-look blog.

Mimi said...

It looks lovely. I love mini desserts. I live in the San Diego area and we have had a very cool summer so far.
Mimi