Nestlé Torte Dusted With Gold

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 12 servings

Description

This Nestlé Torte Dusted With Gold is a truly eye-catching dessert that will wow your guests. This luscious chocolate torte with a hint of peanut butter is finished with a rich chocolate glaze and dusted with gold.

Ingredients

  • TORTE
  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) bite-size peanut butter-filled chocolates, divided
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 10 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • GANACHE GLAZE
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 6 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, chopped
  • 1 jar (12.5 oz.) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 small container gold dust or flakes

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan. Coarsely chop all but 12 bite-size chocolates; set aside.

FOR TORTE:
MELT
morsels and butter in a large metal bowl set over a saucepan of gently boiling water; stir until smooth. Remove bowl from heat; cool mixture for about 10 minutes or until lukewarm. Stir in sugar, vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour until thoroughly blended.

BEAT egg whites with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Beat 1/4 of egg whites into chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg whites gently but thoroughly. Gently fold in chopped bite-size chocolates. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE on middle oven rack for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted about 2 inches from edges comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove side of pan; cool completely. Invert onto rack; remove bottom of pan. While torte cools, prepare Ganache Glaze.

FOR GANACHE GLAZE:
Bring whipping cream to a boil in a small saucepan; add chopped chocolate bar. Reduce heat to low. Stir until completely smooth. Let stand for about 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

INVERT torte onto serving platter; spread Ganache Glaze evenly over top and sides. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.

TO SERVE, cut torte into 12 wedges. Place remaining bite-size chocolates on top of each wedge. Drizzle serving plates with caramel topping; place torte wedge on top. Sprinkle with gold dust and gold flakes.

Treasure Torte Dusted with Gold

by D. Donald , OKLAHOMA CITY, OK on May. 2007

Fantasic recipe received so many complimednts it was worth the extra effort and time to make. I had a problem finding the peanut butter treasures so I used the caramel ones instead. Will definitely keep this in the favorites section of my recipe box.

Nestle Treasure Torte Dusted with Gold

by S. Susan , Houston, TX on Oct. 2006

This dessert is scrumptous. I used whipped topping and semi sweet chocolate to make the ganashe and it was wonderful. I love this site. I get great holiday and everyday ideas. My family loves you for it.

Nestle Treasure Torte Dusted With Gold

by R. Ruth , OCALA, FL on Apr. 2006

I have made this withthe peanut butter treasures and the caramel...either way it is out of this world and the presentation is magnificent.

Fab, even without the peanut butter!

by A. Amna , FREMONT, CA on Mar. 2006

I wasn't in a peanut butter mood when I made this and substituted straight chocolate instead. Eaten up like nothing else. So yummy!

Golden Treasure

by L. Lisa , MARION, IN on Feb. 2006

This is not for the faint of heart its a little more time then i wanted to spend on a dessert, but well worth it...Suggestion..serve in small pieces its very rich and off the scale on calories.

Smashing hit!

by P. Pat , SPRINGDALE, AR on Jan. 2006

New yers eve night I had made 2 of these for dessert. The rave reviews I got were worth all the extra effort I had put into making them. I did not think they were hard to make, just time consuming. Could not find the gold dust so I used whipped cream to decorate them. We are non alcohol drinkers so we served hot coffe and tea. I really felt good about the compliments I got and will definately use this recipe many times. In fact all the friend that were here wanted the recipe. I am very glad I get your site. I use many recipes from it and have not found a bad one yet. Some are alot better than others but all have been good. Keep up the good work.

Substitute Almond Dust

by M. , Tulsa, OK on Jul. 2005

Grind up almonds and sprinkle for dust. A nice taste accent, and almonds are easy to find.

beautiful

by R. Rosemary , WEIRTON, WV on Mar. 2005

a very beautiful torte. we really liked everything about this recipe. the taste is out of this world delicious.

PARTY

by D. DAWNA , HAMPSHIRE, TN on Feb. 2005

I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR A PARTY AND IT WAS DELIUOSSS IT WAS TOUGH BUT GOOD IT WAS A GREAT RECIPE FOR MY PARTY IT WAS GONE IN MINUTES

Great - Made with a Twist

by M. Maria , Bloomington, IN on Feb. 2005

This recipe was wonderful. I am not very fond id semi-sweet chocolate so I used milk chocolate instead. It was so good. I too had a difficult time finding gold dust so I used white cake gliter, it looked great. I can't wait to make this again.