Date, Almond And Chocolate Torte

Date, almond and chocolate torte

Conduct teatime like royalty, by serving up some extremely lush and swanky date, almond and chocolate tortes- the rich taste of the dates will ground you


6 egg whites

1 cup caster sugar

225 g dark chocolate, melted

1¼ cups pitted dates, chopped

½ cup almond meal

¼ cup plain flour

Whipped cream, cocoa and mixed berries, to serve


1Preheat oven to 180 C. Line two oven trays with baking paper. Trace a 23 cm circle on each.

2In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until thick and glossy.

3Lightly fold in remaining ingredients. Divide mixture between trays. Lightly spread to form two rounds. Bake 30 to 35 mins, until firm. Cool torte in turned-off oven with door ajar. Chill until required.

4Sandwich discs together with cream. Dust with cocoa. Serve topped with mixed berries.