love proof: chocolate truffle tart

I’m a sucker for love so pretty much every day seems like Valentine’s Day. Yesterday Cornelius jokingly said that Valentine’s Day is the day where you have to prove your love to the other person! After laughing, I decided that I’d bake up some proof right away. After seeing Gourmet’s recipe for a Truffle Chocolate Tart pretty much everywhere, I was smitten. Unfortunately, I didn’t have really great dark chocolate at my disposal. I did however have some pretty decent semi-sweet baking chocolate and some really amazing imported French dark dark cocoa. I also had some Callebault white chocolate on hand…so I decided to modify the recipe somewhat and knock me out some love cake. Using 2 different chocolates, I decided to marbleize the ganache and create some pretty looking swirls. And since I was using white chocolate which is quite sweet, I did not add extra sugar to the mix. I’m sure it will be sweet and rich enough without the extra sugar! Truth be told, I haven’t taken a bite out of this tart (we’re saving it for tonight), but every time I lift the lid off my cake dome, I’m instantly salivating from the heavenly chocolate aroma. Oh my! Bring on the love!

16 comments to “love proof: chocolate truffle tart”

  1. 1
    Jill   February 14, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    I think that is proof of some heavy duty love…don’t you agree,Cornelius??

  2. 2
    Anonymous   February 14, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Orangette made this cake the other day, too. I just made it last night (to enjoy tonight) but your marbled cake looks spectacular!

    I only needed to bake it 25 minutes to get the center set but jiggly…

  3. 3
    Joe   February 14, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what you thought! It looks decadent and delicious!

  4. 4
    Joanne   February 14, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    yoo-hoo I’m back!

    I was having difficulty getting onto the internet today…maybe it had something to do with the bad winter weather we have been having since yesterday.

    Your ‘love cake’ looks love-ly.

    I’ve never had a truffle cake before. Is it a mousse cake or a sponge cake? Or both?

    Happy Valentine’s Day – hope you have a good one!

  5. 5
    Lydia   February 14, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Ha ha, I just saw that cake on Orangette and immediately printed out the recipe. I have some chocolate cookie crumbs left over from the Very Valentine Torte ( I made which was sadly, not a raging success.

  6. 6
    Lydia   February 14, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Oops, I don’t think that link worked.

    Anyway, if you want to try it, the trick is that you have to buy DOUBLE the amount of ingredients for the white chocolate mousse. The recipe is deceptive.

    I like your blog!

  7. 7
    -   February 15, 2007 at 7:06 am

    oh my, that looks soooo delish! i think i need to purchase a springform….

  8. 8
    Rachel   February 15, 2007 at 7:23 am


  9. 9
    jenn   February 15, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Awesome! I’m thinking thats some serious lovin 😉 Looks good!!!! How was it?

  10. 10
    Brilynn   February 15, 2007 at 9:29 am

    The swirls look great!

  11. 11
    alyssa   February 15, 2007 at 10:14 am

    I made the original Gourmet recipe too! My first take was that it was too chocolately (hard to believe) but a second piece the next day changed my mind. I served it with raspberry coulis for a nice contrast.

  12. 12
    kickpleat   February 15, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Jill, I think this is definitely proof…and Cornelius agrees!

    Anon, I pulled mine out from the oven when the centre was still jiggly and the cake is so smooth and creamy good!

    Joe, the tart is amazing! And really very easy to make. After seeing what you made yesterday, you could pull this off on a whim!

    Joanne, it’s more like a very smooth and creamy cheesecake! So yummy.

    Lydia, that torte looks stunning! Too bad it wasn’t a success. But this cake is a definite winner! Thanks 🙂

    Yup, Cara, a springform is a sweet thing to have around.

    Thanks, Rachel!

    Jenn, the tart was divine! So rich and chocolately good.

    Thanks Brilynn, it was my first time making swirls in batter! I’m glad they turned out so lovely.

    Yes, that’s hard to believe, Alyssa! Too chocolately, no such thing! I also served ours with a raspberry coulis and it was a match made in heaven, indeed!

  13. 13
    beth   February 15, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve been on a chocolate kick lately too.

  14. 14
    Fiber   February 16, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    Wow – this looks completely awesome!
    And listen – I want to ask you something. Email me, would you?

  15. 15
    kickpleat   February 18, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    beth, there is something about valentine’s day and chocolate that goes hand in hand!

    thanks fiber!

  16. 16
    terry   October 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    WOW! What a great little tart! Easy and oh so delicious! My family loved it!

Leave a comment