Grated orange rind adds a citrus twist to this chocolate-espresso flavored torte, but feel free to leave it out, if you're a chocolate purist.

Robert Gadsby, Great Falls, Montana
Recipe by Oxmoor House July 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
11 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
9 hrs 30 mins
total:
10 hrs 26 mins
Yield:
Makes 12 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine chocolate morsels and butter in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat until melted, stirring often. Set aside; cool slightly.

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  • Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add melted chocolate mixture, cocoa, and next 4 ingredients; stir until well combined. Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350º for 40 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  • Run a knife around edge of pan, and release sides. Spread top of cake with Ganache, allowing it to run down sides. Cover loosely, and chill 8 hours. Store in refrigerator.

  • *If you can't find instant espresso granules or desire a more subtle coffee flavor, substitute instant coffee granules for the instant espresso granules.

Source

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook

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