Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte (TWD)

Chocolate, cherries, and mascarpone mousse - what's not to love about this Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte? This inspired recipe takes the flavors of a black forest cake to a decadent new level with a ultra rich brownie studded with kirsch soaked cherries and a light and creamy mascapone mousse. The flavor quotient is punched up with a healthy grinding of black pepper in the brownie base.
There has been a lot of baking happening in the Tender Crumb kitchen, so there was no way I was going to make a full sized torte. I halved the recipe, which was more than plenty for a 7 inch torte and a 4 inch mini-torte (pictured here).
Rich and flavorful, you only need a couple of bites to satisfy you sweet tooth. The punch of the black pepper and the not-too-sweet mascarpone mousse helps to balance out the richness of the chocolate brownie base.
Please visit April's blog, Short + Rose, for the recipe, and make sure to make the rounds with the TWD blogroll to see some inspired baking!

16 comments:

SUGAR B said...

Linda, OMG, your torte is so beautiful!

Lovely pictures . . . you did well, my friend!

Loie said...

These are by far the nicest photos of this challenge I've seen floating around. Great job, it looks delicious!

Alison said...

This looks very lovely! I'm inspired to try this out too :)

carmencooks said...

Your torte looks perfect! Love the little swirls on top. :)

chocolatechic said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ramya Kiran said...

Beautiful and scrumptious!

jillbert said...

Beautiful! I like how you decorated it.

Marija said...

Unusual and so lovely!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that is a fine looking torte!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

macs are so tricky that you really do have to find a recipe that works for you. so, who cares which one you used--they look fantastic!

bluejeangourmet said...

some of my favorite things...chocolate, mascarpone, cherries, kirsch. damn, woman! and it looks incredibly lovely.

Carol Peterman said...

So beautiful! I really like the consistency of your mousse. It's a bit firmer than mine turned out. I thought this was really delicious.

Nina said...

Your torte looks stunning! The swirls are beautiful. This was a great recipe!

The Food Librarian said...

Just soooo beautiful! I love it. I didn't get a chance to make this (too overwhelmed by the Bundt). Yours is fantastic!

lasinthekitchen said...

Your mini-torte looks awesome! I love the piping swirlys you made on top of the mousse! It looks absolutely perfect too - so smooth and even all around! =)

April said...

Thank you for baking with me this week! Your torte looks amazing! You did such a lovely job on the top.

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