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Nestle Torte Dusted with Gold

Nestle Torte Dusted with Gold

A truly eye-catching dessert that will wow your guests. This luscious chocolate torte with a hint of peanut butter is finished with a rich chocolate glaze and dusted with gold.



Ganache Glaze


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Coarsely chop all but 12 bite-size chocolates; set aside.
  3. For Torte: Melt morsels and butter in a large metal bowl set over a saucepan of gently boiling water; stir until smooth.
  4. Remove bowl from heat; cool mixture for about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.
  5. Stir in sugar, vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  6. Add yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Stir in flour until thoroughly blended.
  8. Beat egg whites with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  9. Beat 1/4 of egg whites into chocolate mixture to lighten.
  10. Fold in remaining egg whites gently but thoroughly.
  11. Gently fold in chopped bite-size chocolates. Pour into prepared pan.
  12. Bake on middle oven rack for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted about 2 inches from edges comes out slightly sticky.
  13. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove side of pan; cool completely.
  14. Invert onto rack; remove bottom of pan.
  15. While torte cools, prepare Ganache Glaze.
  16. For Ganache Glaze: Bring whipping cream to a boil in a small saucepan; add chopped chocolate bar. Reduce heat to low. Stir until completely smooth.
  17. Let stand for about 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  18. Invert torte onto serving platter; spread Ganache Glaze evenly over top and sides.
  19. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
  20. To serve, cut torte into 12 wedges. Place remaining bite-size chocolates on top of each wedge.
  21. Drizzle serving plates with caramel topping; place torte wedge on top. Sprinkle with gold dust and gold flakes.

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Cooling Time: 2 hrs refrigerating
Servings: 12 servings

Recipe and photo credit: Nestle and


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