If you are a fan of tiramisu and you also love chocolate – flourless mocha cake is a dessert for you! The strong coffee flavor will give some sharpness to somewhat dull mascarpone filling, while the chocolate torte rounds this mocha cake with its richness and density!
If you have made flourless chocolate cake before, you know how important it is not to over or underbake it. In case you are a baking newbie and you are wondering if your torte is done, better turn the oven off. Supposing that the mistake is to be made, better go for underbaking than the opposite. Ideally, you will be able to measure the temperature while it is baking. But, not everyone has a kitchen thermometer, so watch the clock – carefully.
After you finish your torte, let it cool overnight. The next day, before adding filling on top of it, detach it from the spring pan and then put it back into it.
The filling should be made of 2 ingredients solely – mascarpone and brewed espresso. But make a strong one, you should really get that coffee aftertaste. If you don’t have an espresso machine, use any coffee. Mind that the amount of liquid should not be greater than a short espresso (ristretto).
I suppose some people would prefer their cake filling to be sweet. If you are one of them, add some sweetener, but go for a powdered one, and I suggest mixing it with coffee first.
If you want to lower the calorie count, skip the ganache. Simply (but generously) dust the top with some high-quality cocoa powder. This way, it will be even closer to tiramisu, but a chocolate one!