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Torta de Chocolate - Peruvian Chocolate Cake

Torta de Chocolate

Peruvian Chocolate Cake


Chocolate Cake might not originate from Peru, but the Peruvian version is truly sensational. The extremely sweet and rich Torta de Chocolate is full of the exceptional Peruvian cacao flavors and aromas.

And if this wouldn't be enough, the cake is covered with a heavy and creamy fudge. A cake to die for - at least if you like to indulge ...

Peruvian Chocolate Cake is really easy and quick to prepare, you don't even need a mixer. Only the fudge will keep you tied to the oven for a while. But the result is definitely worth the effort. And as Torta de Chocolate is all about the chocolate, we recommend using excellent quality cacao.

The first column of ingredients is for the cake and the second column is for the fudge:

Eva's Recipe for Peruvian Chocolate Cake



480 ml milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
360 g all-purpose-flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
120 g good quality cacao
180 ml neutral oil
3 eggs
560 g white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tin sweetened condensed milk (397 g)
1 tin evaporated milk (410 ml)
60 g good quality cacao
1 teaspoon teaspoon vanilla extract
1 knob butter


  2. Preheat oven to 180°.
  3. Line a 26 – 28 cm round mold with baking paper.
  4. Add vinegar to the milk and set aside.
  5. In a big bowl combine flour, baking powder and cacao.
  6. Constantly stirring add first the oil and milk, then the eggs and last the sugar and vanilla extract.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Pour the cake batter in the prepared baking pan.
  9. Make sure it's only ¾ full as the cake will raise.
  10. Bake for about an hour and then let it cool.
  12. For the fudge dissolve the cacao in 3 tablespoons warm evaporated milk.
  13. Put the sweetened condensed milk, the evaporated milk and the cacao into a sauce pan.
  14. Stirring the entire time cook at a rolling boil until the mixture thickens and gets creamy.
  15. This might take 10 to 15 minutes. Add vanilla extract and butter.
  16. Remove from heat.
  17. Generously cover your cake with the fudge. Time to indulge!
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