Chocolate Oblivion Torte

My DH works at the hospital here, and about once a month some of the nurses have a potluck amongst themselves, and they invite my DH’s department to eat with them.  They were having one tonight, so, he asked me to send something with him.  I chose to send one of my FAVORITE ways to eat chocolate…a Chocolate Oblivion Torte.  Can you say mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?  I didn’t get a pic of it, but here’s a photo I found online. 

 I wanted to share the recipe with you… It only has THREE ingredients, and it’s pretty simple to prepare.

CHOCOLATE OBLIVION TORTE

1 pound semisweet chocolate

1 cup butter

6 large eggs

 

Butter an 8″ springform pan that’s at least 2.5″ high and place a round of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan.  Wrap foil around the outside/bottom of the pan (to prevent any seeping).  Place this pan in a 10″ cake pan (you’ll use this for a water bath).

In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter on high, stirring every 15 seconds.  Remove from microwave when a few lumps remain, stirl until fully melted.

In a large metal or glass bowl, set over a pan of hot water, heat the eggs, stirring constantly to prevent curdling, just until warm to the touch.  Remove from heat and place in mixer bowl; Whit until they have tripled in volume and form soft peaks.

Fold half of the eggs into the melted chocolate until almost incorporated.  Fold in the remaining eggs until just blended and no streaks remain.  Pour into the springform pan and smooth the top.  Use the water from the pan you used to heat the eggs to pour into the CAKE pan (around the springform pan).   Bake for 5 minutes.  Cover loosely with a piece of buttered foil and bake another 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 45 minutes.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until very firm, about 3 hours.

To unmold, wrap the sides of the pan with a hot, damp towel.  Run a thin knife or spatula around the edge and remove the pan’s collar.  To remove from the bottom of the pan, wipe the bottom of the pan with the hot, damp towel and inver it onto a plastic wrapped plate, and then back onto a serving plate.

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