chocolate nut torte with sour cherry meringue ice cream recipe

chocolate nut torte with sour cherry meringue ice cream

With autumn comes an even greater desire to eat chocolate considered food of the gods, chocolate is actually a delicacy that exerts a fascination on people. The texture and flavour awaken the senses and provoke emotions. But do not worry that chocolate is not only a villain in your diet. It also brings many nutrients, and believe me, even happiness!

The inspiration for this recipe cames from rich chocolate desserts and cakes from my childhood.  Loaded with delicious high-end couverture chocolate this recipe is certainly going to bring happiness.  I love the contrast of the sourness of the amarena cherries, crunchy meringue and the suitable sweetness and nuttiness  of the chocolate torte.

This recipe is my entry to Godiva contest  here – which I’ve just been informed I am one of the 4 short listed contestant! The final is next week right in the middle of National Chocolate Week – perfect!

chocolate nut torte with sour cherry meringue ice cream


5 facts about chocolate

1)It stimulates the heart muscle, the nervous system, and it’s also responsible for good mood, for being an antidepressant. Chocolate seems to interact with some neurotransmitter systems involved in appetite and mood regulation.

2)It has also vitamins A , B1, B2 , D and E, some minerals  like calcium, phosphorous, potassium , magnesium, and traces of iron and copper , oleic acid ( present in cocoa) and flavonoids . Dark chocolate, made of pure cocoa and without the addition of milk fat, contains high levels of flavonoids, antioxidants that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

3)Due to its calorific value and very high fat, its consumption should be moderate in obese and high cholesterol sufferers.

4)The presence of phenylethylamine in chocolate stimulates the production of serotonin, brain substance that gives a feeling of pleasure and calm, coupled with the sense of happiness.

5)Chocolate is believed to be an aphrodisiac. What is known is that it stabilizes neurotransmitters related to pleasurable sensations such as dopamine and serotonin and promotes the release of endorphins and enkephalins,  the body’s natural painkillers that produce pleasure.

Here is a pleasurable end of a meal:

chocolate nut torte with sour cherry meringue ice cream

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  1. October 7, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Your pictures are so bright and clear. Well done. This looks so yummy. Great recipe.

  2. Ami Ford
    October 10, 2015 / 2:03 am

    Your photography of this is stunning, such a beautiful recipe too! Love the sound of the ice cream x

    Ami | perksofbeingami

  3. October 15, 2015 / 2:03 am

    Such a lovely dessert, and it sounds amazingly wonderful!
    ~ Anna @