Chocolate Torte and Zin = Valentine Treat

This one has LOVE all over it.


  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Powdered sugar
  • 2 cups berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a 10 inch springform pan; dust with sugar.
  2. Melt sugar and butter in saucepan over low heat stirring often. Cool, stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla, salt and flour. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake about 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool.
  4. Dust with sugar, add berries for garnish. Dust with sugar again.

This and a bottle or two of 2007 Taft Street Russian River Zinfandel Cobblestone Vineyard will delight eight people.