This torte is delicious and very rich with a brownie-like texture studded with walnuts and topped with a chocolate glaze.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter and flour a 9 inch round cake pan.

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  • In a pan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup light corn syrup.

  • Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until melted.

  • Remove from heat and add sugar and eggs, and stir until blended.

  • Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla , flour, and nuts.

  • Pour into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until center springs back when touched.

  • Cool in pan 10 minutes. Then place on a cooling rack.

  • To Make Glaze: Combine chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine and corn syrup in pan. Stir over low heat till chocolate chips are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

  • Frost tops and sides of torte. Chill until set. Garnish with sliced strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; 5.3 g protein; 44.8 g carbohydrates; 71.9 mg cholesterol; 98.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
This recipe is EXCELLENT! I work in a small fine food wine and deli cafe/restaurant and it is one of our most popular cakes. I had a problem with it being to dry (the center was smooth and fudgey but it got drier as it goes out). A quick stir of the batter during cooking solved it fast! I make a double recipe in a 28cm springform pan crush chocolate biscuits ontop and serve it with cream and icecream. Great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2004
I love chocolate! I found that mine wasn't cooked after 30 minutes so I put it in longer. The outsides burned but the middle was perfect. I guess I have to experiment with my oven. My husband loved it though. Read More
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131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
This recipe is EXCELLENT! I work in a small fine food wine and deli cafe/restaurant and it is one of our most popular cakes. I had a problem with it being to dry (the center was smooth and fudgey but it got drier as it goes out). A quick stir of the batter during cooking solved it fast! I make a double recipe in a 28cm springform pan crush chocolate biscuits ontop and serve it with cream and icecream. Great recipe. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
This recipe is EXCELLENT! I work in a small fine food wine and deli cafe/restaurant and it is one of our most popular cakes. I had a problem with it being to dry (the center was smooth and fudgey but it got drier as it goes out). A quick stir of the batter during cooking solved it fast! I make a double recipe in a 28cm springform pan crush chocolate biscuits ontop and serve it with cream and icecream. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
I was a bit afraid that this would just be brownies in a round pan but it definitely was not! It was dense and fudgy and the glaze came out absolutely perfectly. Before chilling I decorated the top with sliced strawberries - it looked great with little effort! Keep this chilled at all times and serve with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
AWESOME! I would rate 6 stars if there was one! I made this in a square 9 inch and served it with whipped cream AND sliced strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2006
This dessert was quick and simple to make.Out of 4 people 2 liked it a lot.The cake part wasn't sweet enough although the frosting was very good!!I wound up making another batch of the frosting to pour over the slices as we ate it.I will make it again just maybe add more chocolate chips or use a sweeter chocolate chip instead of semi sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
I love this recipe! It was very easy to follow though next time I'd make more glaze. We used a christmas tree shaped baking pan and covered the whole thing with strawberries for our christmas eve party. Everybody loved it! I might try using melted white chocolate or cream to decorate it as well another time... Recipe is definitely worth trying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
This torte was outstanding and very easy to prepare!!! Fresh berries must be placed on top while the icing is still "wet" or they fall off. I used fresh dry raspberries but any berry would work. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
I made this torte in a round springform pan it was high while baking but once I took it out it completly shrunk to about half the size. I was also worried because it was pretty hard on top but once I cut it open the inside was like a big gooey uncooked brownie!! I love this recipe but for some reason the top of my torte was pretty hard and very chewy I will try to get rid of that next time but it was excellent of then that! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
Extremely good. Be sure to use good quality chocolate chips. I think it makes all the difference. My culinary challenged boyfriend made this for me on my birthday. It was his first attempt at baking and it came out wonderfully. We're not big on sweets so I thought for certain that we would end up freezing the leftovers. Wrong. The two of us ate the entire thing in 3 days. Bad for the waistline but good for the taste buds. Maybe I'll make it for his birthday. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2004
I love chocolate! I found that mine wasn't cooked after 30 minutes so I put it in longer. The outsides burned but the middle was perfect. I guess I have to experiment with my oven. My husband loved it though. Read More
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