If there’s one thing that unites chocolate lovers around the world, it’s a passion for Torta Tenerina cake. This culinary masterpiece hailing from Ferrara, Italy, is an explosion of flavor with its soft texture and intense chocolatey goodness. Today, I want to share with you the story behind this delight and a recipe to make it at home.

Torta Tenerina
Torta Tenerina

The Story Behind Torta Tenerina:

Torta Tenerina cake has a fascinating history. It is said to have been first created in 1902 by a Ferrarese pastry chef named Gino Fabbri. This dessert, also known as “Torta Taiedda” in the Ferrarese dialect, quickly became a classic in Italian gastronomy. The name “Tenerina” comes from its tender and velvety texture, which melts in your mouth.

The Ingredients:

To make Torta Tenerina cake, you’ll need a few high-quality ingredients:

  • dark chocolate
  • organic butter
  • sugar
  • organic eggs
  • organic purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for decoration

Torta Tenerina cake is an exceptional culinary experience with its combination of intense chocolate and a soft, velvety texture. This classic cake is loved worldwide and is perfect for anyone looking to delight their taste buds with a chocolatey treat. So why not try making your own Torta Tenerina cake and enjoy it with vanilla gelato, a good espresso coffee, or a glass of sweet wine? I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Torta Tenerina

A Timeless Delight: Torta Tenerina, Ferrara’s Chocolate Cake

Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 20 mins Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 8 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Torta Tenerina cake is an exceptional culinary experience with its combination of intense chocolate and a soft, velvety texture.

Ingredients

Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (375°F) and butter a 20-22 cm (9 inches) round cake pan.
    • Melt the dark chocolate and butter together using a double boiler, stirring until you have a smooth mixture. Let it cool slightly.
    • In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until you have a frothy mixture.
    • Add the melted chocolate to the beaten eggs and mix well.
    • Sift the flour and a pinch of salt over the chocolate mixture and gently fold until you have a homogeneous batter.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until the top is crispy but the center of the cake is still slightly soft.
    • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then transfer it to a serving plate.
    • Dust the cake with powdered sugar before serving.

Note

Note: These measurements are for a standard-sized La Tenerina cake. Adjust accordingly if you prefer a larger or smaller cake.

 

ENJOY the rich and decadent flavors of this traditional Italian dessert!

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