Chocolate Truffle Torte

An indulgent no-bake truffle torte inspired by James Martin with free printable recipe.

A Slice Of Chocolate Truffle Torte on a white plate

Chocolate Truffle Torte

On Friday I bought the May edition of the BBC Good Food Magazine and drooled over the photograph of James Martin's Truffle Torte.

So I decided to give it a go. It's heavenly, but only have a small slice! It's very rich and chocolatey! I changed the recipe a little and used digestive biscuits.

Adapting the recipe

I adapted this recipe when I made the torte the second time and replaced the rum with orange juice (my partner Graham hates alcohol in desserts) and it worked really well. Orange and chocolate goes so well together.

Next time I make the torte I will put double the biscuits and treble the butter quantity, to give it a cheesecake style base, as the base was very crumbly.

I will also impose some portion control over Graham, who has no sense of when he has had enough. The torte was so delicious that he kept helping himself to more and is now suffering for his greed!

sliced deep chocolate cheesecake

chocolate tart, chocolate torte, chocolate truffle, chocolate cake, rich chocolate dessert
British, vegetarian, vegan
Yield: 10 

Chocolate Truffle Torte

A rich chocolate torte with a mousse like chocolate filling with a touch of rum.
prep time: 20 minscook time: total time: 20 mins


25g/2 tbsp butter, plus some for greasing,
100g/ approx 7 digestive biscuits (or Graham crackers)
400g/1lb dark chocolate 
4 tbsp glucose syrup
4 tbsp rum
a pinch of salt
568ml/2 1/2 cups double cream (heavy cream)
1 tbsp cocoa powder, to dust


  1. Line a 23 cm cake tin with baking paper, but grease it too or spray with cake release spray. 
  2. Gently melt the butter or dairy free spread in a small pan. 
  3. Crush the biscuits in a bowl then pour in the melted butter and mix well before spreading over the base of the tin in an even layer.
  4. Break the chocolate into squares and put them in into a heatproof bowl, with the liquid glucose and rum. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (make sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water or the chocolate could seize). Leave it until the chocolate has melted. Stir it then  take it off the heat and leave it to cool a little. Remember that bowl will be hot so use an oven glove.
  5. In another bowl beat the double cream until just beginning to thicken, then fold half of the cream into the chocolate mixture, then fold that mixture into the rest of the cream. When  it is blended and smooth, spoon it into your prepared cake tin. Tap the tin gently to even the mixture out, then cover with clingfilm and chill overnight in the fridge.
  6. Just before serving, run a warm knife round the edge of the tin to loosen the torte and remove from the mould really carefully.
  7. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.
  8. Serve with berries and whipped cream (or coconut cream).
  9. Enjoy!


Time does not include chilling time. A few hours or overnight is best.
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If you like this chocolate torte, you may also like my deep chocolate cheesecake.

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  1. This really does taste amazing, but eating two slices was admitedly a bit greedy :)

  2. Yum! That torte looks awesome. I would be in Graham's shoes and be having seconds, seconds, and more seconds. I would be sneaking down to the frig in the middle of the night with fork in hand. Nice job.
    I will put a picture of Fang in my blog tomorrow. She's been...sneaky today. Very early this morning she arrived, very proudly, with a small finch in her mouth for me. To make a long story short, the bird was able to escape unharmed, as Fang no longer has many teeth in her old age and Fang opted for a piece of turkey instead of the bird! What a way to start a Sunday morning!

  3. I look forward to seeing Fang on your Blog. I am pleased to say that my cats don't bring me birds (touch wood!). However, one of my cats, Kia, has a liking for prepared food:
    toast with butter and jam
    roast chicken
    block of cheddar
    fish in batter
    a morning roll

    I despair! There may be some poor old souls their lunch on a regular basis!

  4. Since you are a veggie site, you might like She does a nice job on her veggie site.

  5. Yes, I have her in my favourites! If you come across any other good veggie sites, let me know!

  6. Truffle torte? From Tinned Tomatoes?.. Pea and ham? From a chicken?..
    Having sampled that very torte in the picture, I can attest to it tasting even better than it looks!

  7. You deserve tinned tomatoes in your torte next time I make it, libdamn! However, your glowing review of the taste redeems you!

  8. sinful! I'm not much of a baker though, so I don't know if I can actually pull this off. I'm sending a link to my friend Kim instead so she can make it for me. Hehe. She's having us over for dinner next next weekend. I'm suggesting this for dessert.

  9. That's sneaky! Hope it works! Is Kim the friend that got you into blogging?

  10. I really enjoyed my slice of torte. It was delicious... I don't really think it's greedy to have two slices... If it'd been in my house i'm sure i could have demolished the whole thing! I probably wouldn't have felt well afterwards though.

  11. Yeah, that just wouldn't be as good idea madpuppuy. I

  12. ooooh, ameretti crust fantastic! In laws bought us some for v-day, can't wait to try this. And thank you so much holler, for your wonderful suggestions. Off to see you other dish!


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