Chocolate crunch Torte with Mixed nuts and cranberries is nothing but a no bake chocolate cake !
Personally I have always done my best with left overs of ingredients and come up with winning dishes.
A torte is a rich, usually multi layered, cake that is filled with whipped cream, butter creams, mousses, jams, or fruits.Ordinarily, the cooled torte is glazed and garnished. A torte may be made with little to no flour, but instead with ground nuts or breadcrumbs, as well as sugar, eggs, and flavorings.
Some of the recipes that I have been sharing are just some delicious left overs put to good use. By left over here I do not mean already cooked left overs , but of dry ingredients sitting idle in the pantry threatening to expire.
Like any baker , am in my element when I hit the baking ,cakes, and desserts aisle, randomly throwing stuff into the trolley hoping to make good use and then it just sits waiting to be used. A big slab of dark chocolate was waiting to be used and I wasn’t feeling too energetic to browse for specific recipes.Some cranberries and nuts waiting for their turn and a tin of digestive biscuits that no one touched, some left over fresh cream butter, and I knew I had to use them all in a no bake chocolate Torte which I chanced upon while searching for quick Christmas recipe in BBC good Food.
The outcome was stunning, gorgeous, silky and so tasty .It looked like I had spent hours toiling in the kitchen ! But it is totally no bake, no cook in fact, just hours of cooling in the fridge to set the cake.
The totally melt in the mouth, velvety creaminess has all the gorgeousness of a silky chocolate and the fine dense cake like texture too.
Melting the chocolate and adding butter when completely melted.
Grease the pan in which the mixture will be poured.