Great British Bake Off finalist Flora Shedden has teamed up with Mackie's of Scotland for a series of sweet treat recipes.

  • 35 minutes
  • 6-8
  • Easy
Bake off contestant Flora Shedden has created some Simple Pleasure recipes for Mackie’s of Scotland ice cream and chocolate, including this chocolate torte.

Ingredients

  • 225g butter
  • 240g Mackie’s Dark 70% chocolate
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp rum (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 170C fan. Grease and line the bottom of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin.

In a bain-marie melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth. In the bowl of a freestanding mixer beat the sugar and eggs together until very light and fluffy (roughly 3 mins).

Gently fold the chocolate mixture with the egg mixture and rum, if using, until uniform in texture and colour.

Gently pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until set around the edges but still with a slight wobble in the middle.

Run a sharp thin knife around the tin when it comes out of the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin.

Once cool cover the tin to seal and place in the fridge for 6 hours or ideally overnight.

When ready to serve remove the cake from the tin and slice using a hot knife (boiling water or a gas flame are best for this) to achieve a clean cut.

Serve with Mackie’s Traditional, Chocolate or Madagascan Vanilla ice cream or a big dollop of crème fraiche.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

chocolate torte

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.