12 things: bake cakes

I made this over the rainy long weekend because I needed a chocolate treat. I can't honestly say that I baked this, because there was no baking involved. But what I can say about this no bake cake is that it is rich, scrumptious and delightfully sinful. The perfect fix.

Velvet Chocolate Torte:


  • 12 oat biscuits (finely grounded)
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted
  • whites of 2 eggs
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 250g plain chocolate
  • 284ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 2 tablespoon brandy


1. Mix ground biscuits with butter in bowl. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the crumb mixture, then press the rest over the base of a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin and smooth down with the back of a large metal spoon. chill the base while you make the filling.

2. In a mixing bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk the egg whites with the sugar for about 5 minutes until they form a stiff meringue that stands in soft peaks.

3. Break up the chocolate and melt in a bowl set over the pan of hot water left over from making the meringue. Whip the cream until it just holds its shape.

4. Fold the chocolate into the meringue, followed by the cream and the brandy. Pour into the tin and smooth the top. Sprinkle with the reserved crumbs and chill overnight so it is softly set.

32 Responses to 12 things: bake cakes

Miss K said...

Hi Trishie! What wouldn't I give to have a taste of this cake... I will be dreaming about this all day long... Happy Friday, xoxo

plaits and paisley said...

Very sinful!!

rooth said...

Oh wow. Brandy and cream - it's like a double threat

honey my heart said...

mmm! looks quite nice right now. chocolate is the best.

Antonella C'est moi said...

mmmmmmh so delicious!!!!

Allison said...

This looks amazing!!

Yuliya ♥ said...

Miiam :P

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Litt Slitt & Litt Hvitt said...

Hi my sweet Trishie :)

Oh, that cake looks sooo good :) Now I rally want a lagre piece of chocolatecake...! :)

Have a sweet sunny weekend :)
Hugs and kisses Lisa:)

Diva In Me said...

The cake looks yummy even before baking it. You are making me hungry now =D

Af.kast said...

Nice post!


Mica said...

yum it looks delicious!


Annie said...

Uh, YUM! Now I want cake for breakfast :)

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Ricardo MiƱana said...

Hola guapa, ¡muy rica la tarta!
gracias por compartir.
feliz fin de semana.
un abrazo.

Samantha said...

Oh my! It looks delicious!

Kelsea @ Pink Wonderland said...

Thanks for visiting my page! This looks so good... I am getting hungry now. =)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Delish! Given that I haven't had my breakfast yet, I'm drooling more than usual. XD

Antonella Leone said...

this cake look like fantastic <3

Daisy said...

This looks so delicious! I inhale all things chocolate.

You have a great blog!

Robots in Trouble said...

O____O drool! i totally want some of those right now! SHARE! lol

have a wonderful weekend!

Fydez said...

Oooh, this looks good! Yummmmmy! X

look see said...

Jaw-droppingly awesome. That looks fan-freaking-tastic! :)

Carrie said...

woah, this isn't baked?! damn, it looks so good!!!

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Alina Anghel said...

looks delicious! xx


Jane said...

Oh. my. gosh. this looks so ridiculously good! I think i might have to give it a go in my break.

Jenny said...

The chocolate torte looks sooo yum!

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Mmmmm chocolate... that looks divine!

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his little lady said...

oh my, this looks absolutely delicious!!!!
xo TJ

Ann said...

Oh I love these no bake cakes because I'm quite lazy too...
that looks so yum
and decadent too.

Mdmslle. said...

This looks so delicious! I am a chocaholic and this cake looks like heaven to me!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

This looks incredible and pretty straightforward. I can't wait to try this.