Tortoiseshell Torte


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 hr

Appears in

The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

The Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1987

  • About

Though complicated, this cake is worth a little effort. Tiny slices of chocolate swiss roll make a tortoiseshell covering for this spectacular torte.


For the sponge cake

  • 50 g (2 oz) self-raising flour
  • 25 g (1


Oven temperature Gas Mark 6/200°C/400°F

Preheat the oven. For the sponge cake: line a 31 X 24 cm (12½ X 9182-inch) swiss roll tin with baking parchment. Sift the flour and cocoa together three times and set aside. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a p