Chocolate Intensity

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12 servings


Chocolate Intensity is a dense chocolate cake served with a silky-smooth, coffee-spiked crème anglaise for a decadent dessert.


  • CAKE
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 can (12 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

BEAT granulated sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl for about 4 minutes or until thick and pale yellow. Beat in Choco Bake. Gradually beat in flour. Spread into prepared springform pan.

BAKE for 25 to 28 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out moist. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove side of pan; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with Coffee Crème Anglaise.

granulated sugar and coffee granules in medium, heavy-duty saucepan; stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a simmer. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk half of hot milk mixture into egg yolks; return mixture to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Strain into small bowl; stir in vanilla extract. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes 1 3/4 cups.

Chocolate Intensity

by R. Robbie , ANCHORAGE, AK on Feb. 2006

It is intense chocolate. We loved it. Also tried it once without the coffee granules and liked it just as well.

You must try this!

by D. Debra , OAK LAWN, IL on Jun. 2005

This torte is outstanding. The flavors blend so well and leave you totally satisfied.

chocolate intensity

by s. s , PITTSTON, PA on Mar. 2005

this looks and tastes delicious!

extreme chocolate

by C. Carol , LANCASTER, NH on Feb. 2005

Just like extreme sports only the true chocoholic should partake in this extreme treat.

Sweet Dreams!

by R. Robyn , COLUMBUS, IN on Jan. 2005

This chocolate torte is so sweet and chocolatey, a small slice will do. I served this with homemade peppermint ice cream for the holidays. The top of the torte, I decorated with powdered sugar using a Christmas tree cookie cutter. It turned out elegant and festive. Easy to make and easy to eat!

chocolate lovers only

by l. lynda , branford, CT on Nov. 2004

I made this recipe, but edit'd a few things. Instead of putting the batter in one pan, I used 6 small molten cake molds, and baked a little less so it was a bit gooey inside- topped with powder sugar and glaze. They were a hit!

chocolate intensity

by J. JEANETTE , WEST CHESTER, PA on Nov. 2004

very moist, great texture.


by l. liz , HONOLULU, HI on Oct. 2004

The classic cookie, great to have for any occassion

Chocolate Intensity

by S. Sheila , Winnetka, CA on Jun. 2004

When I first saw this recipe I thought it would be too rich, but after making it, it's just right for when I want something sweet. The family really loved this one too.

chocolate intensity

by d. d , Spokane, WA on May. 2004

Very easy to make and lovely to serve but there is no intensity in the flavor...needs much deeper chocolate flavor for avowed chocoholics!