Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Torte Recipe

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Serves8 to 10
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 20 mins


  • 250g (9oz) very good-quality dark chocolate, around 85% cocoa solids (we used Lindt Excellence)
  • 250g (9oz) caster sugar
  • 250g (9oz) unsalted butter
  • zest 3 oranges
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • generous pinch sea salt
  • icing sugar and 60g (2½oz) hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped, to serve

you will need

  • 25cm (10in) watertight tart tin, buttered and dusted with cocoa, and the bottom lined with baking parchment


  1. Heat the oven to 150C, 130C fan, 300F, gas 2. Place the chocolate, sugar, butter and orange zest in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat very gently, stirring occasionally until melted. With a hand whisk, stir in the flour and then the eggs, one by one, until you have a smooth mix. Don’t worry if it curdles – keep stirring and adding the eggs, and it will come back together. Finally stir in the salt.

  2. Spoon the mix into the tin, and place in a roasting tin of hot water, making sure the water level is at least 1cm (½in) below the top of the tart tin. Cook in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top of the tart is springy to the touch.

  3. Remove from the oven and the roasting tin, allow to cool a little then invert on to a serving platter. You can eat this warm, or allow to cool to room temperature. To serve, sift over a little icing sugar, and scatter with hazelnuts. This will keep overnight, but is best on the day it’s made.

Food Writer

Rebecca Smith was a Food Writer for Woman & Home and during her time with the magazine she was responsible for bringing an impressive array of mouth-watering recipes to These recipes ranged from slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb and Hot Water Crust Ham Hock Pies, to sweet treats such as a delectable Chocolate Brownie Cake and intricate Pistachio and Rose Water cake.


Following her work with Woman & Home, Rebecca went on to become the Deputy Editor at Delicious Magazine.