Espresso Torte

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: The Turf Club – Disney’s Saratoga Springs ResortWalt Disney World

Source: Disney Parks Blog

See Note below for mini Heart shaped version.

Ingredients Torte:

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 5 eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup prepared espresso


Ingredients Chocolate Ganache:

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 stick softened butter


Instructions Torte:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Wrap a 9-inch springform pan with plastic wrap. Then cover that with a layer of tin foil.
  3. Heavenly grease and sugar the pan. Place in a roasting pan.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the 3/4 cup sugar and prepared espresso. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  5. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
  6. When the chocolate just melts, add the butter one tablespoon at a time. Stir well.
  7. Add the espresso syrup and vanilla extract. Stir well. Set aside to let cool.
  8. Once cool, carefully stir in the eggs until combined.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan about 3/4 way up the springform pan.
  11. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Bake until the center of the torte is almost set. It will still be slightly wobbly.
  12. Place on a wire rack and let cool completely. Once cooled, place in the refrigerator to cool for at least 8 hours.


Instructions for Ganache:

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Set aside to cool for at least 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in butter one tablespoon at a time. The ganache will be shiny and glossy.


To Assemble:

  1. Remove the torte from the pan, and place the Torte on a wire rack.
  2. Slowly pour the ganache over the Torte. Use a rubber spatula to spread the ganache over the Torte. The excess will drip off the sides.
  3. Line a platter with parchment paper, place torte on the platter. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
  4. Serve with ice cream.


Note: To have mini heart-shaped cakes cut with a heart shape cutter and pour ganache as regular instructions.

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