Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte

This week's TWD selection was another decadent delight!

April of Short & Rose chose Dorie's Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte and really the name says it all don't you think? Cherry, fudge, brownie, torte. I'm there!

I made only minor changes to the recipe, using dried cranberries instead of cherries, black cherry jam instead of cherry preserves and leaving out the kirsch (I just used all water instead and this really allowed the flavour of the fruits to shine through).

My topping was not even remotely pourable - it somehow managed to achieve to achieve the consistency of a baked New York cheesecake. Fluffy and delicious but not at all mousse-like!

I was all set to do the chevron pattern on the top so I still piped the jam on top.

The taste test ...

I think this would have to be in my top 5 TWD recipes so far! Exactly like a black forest cake but in brownie form and with (an unintentional) cheesecake topping. And of course a lot easier to make. Absolutely delicious.

The tartness of the fruit cut through the richness but I was happy to be able to give most of it away. My MIL was having a working bee on Sunday to give her backyard a makeover. N and I couldn't make it so I sent the torte down to feed the hungry horde. It apparently went down really well and there was none left over, that's always a good sign!

I will definitely be making this again, perhaps for Christmas. Thanks April! You can find the recipe on her blog.


  1. Glad you loved this torte - yours turned out very well. And the jam stripes look quite good without the chevron effect.

  2. It looks wonderful! I like how you put the jam on top.

  3. Your torte looks amazing! We found it a little too heavy, but I'm glad it's a new favourite of yours.

  4. I agree, and so rich! Yours came out great! I made some substitutions too, dried strawberries, red raspberry jam and grenadine :)

  5. I'm thinking a cheesecake-type topping really isn't a bad thing, is it? That looks fantastic! And piping the jam on top definitely works quite well.

  6. Your brownie layer looks perfectly even o top. Guess it didn't fall like mine. Great job.

  7. Thank you for baking with me this week! I'm so glad you liked it, it would absolutely make a grand holiday dessert.

  8. Oh my. The name just screams decadence! It looks fabulous =D.

  9. Beautiful torte...delicious & exciting! Love the chevron effect on top too.

  10. Your brownie torte looks so elegant with the piping! =)


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