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Chocotorta Recipe

Chocotorta Recipe

2022-12-19
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Chocotorta – authentic Argentinian cake that anyone can make at home. Chocotorta is a layered chocolate cake, with layers of soaked biscuits, in between Dulce de leche spread and topped with chocolate. This dessert is addictive, so be aware!
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
16
PREP TIME
20 Minutes
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Argentine
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS

  • 500g (2 packages) Chocolinas cookies or other chocolate biscuits
  • 3 cups (675g) Cream cheese
  • 2¼ (675g) Dulce de leche
  • Coffee/milk or coffe+milk
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

DIRECTIONS

WHAT IS CHOCOTORTA?

Chocotorta is a classic Argentinian dessert that is easy to make and utterly delicious. As the name suggests, it is a chocolate cake made with layers of chocolate cookies (chocolinas). Between the layers is a generous spread of dulce de leche, a sweet, caramel-like sauce made from condensed milk. The result is a rich, indulgent cake that is simply irresistible. It's no wonder that Chocotorta is a popular choice for birthdays, special occasions, and everyday snacking. To make this delicious treat, all you need are chocolate cookies, dulce de leche, and a few basic ingredients. The process is simple, and you can make it with minimal effort. So, if you're looking for a delicious and easy dessert, give Chocotorta a try! You won't be disappointed!

chocotorta

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOTORTA?

Are you looking for a delicious dessert to impress your guests? Look no further than the Argentinian classic, Chocotorta! It's easy to make and always a hit. All you need is a few simple ingredients and some time to let it cool and set. Start off by mixing cream cheese and Dulce de leche. Then dip each cookie in milk or coffee and layer them on the bottom a baking pan. Then spread a generous layer of dulce de leche on top. Now you just need to repeat this process 4 more times (5 layers in total). Chill the cake in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Finally, top the cake with another layer of dulce de leche and top it off with some chopped chocolate and put it in the fridge to cool and set. Once it's set, you're ready to dig in and enjoy a delicious, indulgent treat! Chocotorta is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and, best of all, it's really easy to make. So, if you're looking for a decadent, unique dessert, give Chocotorta a try - you won't be disappointed!

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl mix dulce de leche with cream cheese.
  2. I a bowl prepare some milk or coffee or coffee mixed with milk (for dipping the biscuits).
  3. Dip each biscuit into the liquid for 1 second. Arrange a layer of dipped biscuits in the bottom of a 8-inch (20X20cm) square baking pan. Then spread a layer of cream. Repeat 4 more times (5 total layers). The last layer should be biscuit layer.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Reserve some cream for decoration.
  5. Take the cake out of the fridge, release from the pan and invert into a serving dish, spread a layer of cream. Decorate the cake as desired with the leftover cream. Sprinkle some chocolate shaving in the middle of the cake (optional).
  6. Serve!

TIPS TO MAKE CHOCOTORTA

Chocotorta is a classic Argentine dessert that's sure to leave a lasting impression. If you've never made it before, don't worry - it's actually pretty easy! Here are some tips to make sure your chocotorta turns out perfect every time. First, make sure you use good quality dulce de leche (the solid one) if you can find dulce de leche from Argentina, use that one. Also, try to use good quality dark chocolate, the richer the better - it will add a depth of flavor to your cake. Next, make sure you have enough time to prepare it. You'll need to refrigerate the cake overnight in order for the chocolate to set properly. You'll also need to use fresh chocolinas (chocolate biscuits). With these tips, you're sure to turn out a delicious chocotorta that your friends and family will love. Good luck!

Chocotorta recipe

SUBSTITUTIONS AND CHANGES IN THE RECIPE

If you love the classic Argentinean dessert known as Chocotorta, but you can't find some of the ingredients or they are not available at your local store, you'll be pleased to know that there are endless variations and substitutions you can make to the recipe.

Whether you don't have the original ingredients available, or you want to experiment with different flavors, you can easily adapt the recipe to suit your needs.

What can you substitute chocolinas with?

Chocolinas are traditional Argentinian cookies that are beloved all across the country. They are made with a combination of cocoa powder, sugar, and flour. The result is a crunchy, chocolaty treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Chocolinas have been around for centuries and have become an integral part of Argentinian culture. They are served at special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, and are often given as gifts.

If you don't live in Argentina, you probably won't be able to find chocolinas in your local store. But you don't need to worry about that. Instead of chocolinas you can use any chocolate biscuits, such as: digestive chocolate biscuits, chocolate petit beurre, separated chocolate cookies, butter cookies, simple chocolate biscuits or any other chocolate cookies that you can find in your local store. Tip: don't use a very sweet cookie.

What can we use instead of cream cheese?

Cream cheese is a common ingredient in many recipes, from salads to desserts and cakes. As well in this chocotorta recipe. Cream cheese is a main ingredient in this recipe, and I don't recommend replacing it if you don't have to. But what if you don't have any cream cheese on hand? Don't worry - there are a few great replacements that can give you the similar taste and texture. Mascarpone cheese is a delicious Italian cheese that can be used as a substitute for cream cheese. It's creamy, rich, and slightly sweet, making it perfect for adding to a variety of dishes including chocotorta. Sour cream is another good option, as it has a similar texture and flavor to cream cheese, but remember that sour cream is not solid as cream cheese, so you cream might be a bit liquidly. You can also try using ricotta cheese, which is milder and a bit lighter than cream cheese. You also can use some white cheese spread, but make sure it's not the liquid kind. So don't fret if you don't have any cream cheese on hand - with these replacements, you can make a perfect cake.

What can we use instead of dulce de leche?

If you not familiar with dulce de leche- Dulce de leche is a sweet confection made from sweetened condensed milk that is cooked until thick and caramelized. It originated in South America and is popular all over the world. It has a rich, creamy taste and can be used as a topping for desserts, or as a filling for cakes, pastries, and other sweet treats. It can also be used as an ice cream topping, or can be served as a warm dip. Dulce de leche is also a great addition to coffee or tea, and can be used in cocktails and other drinks. It is a versatile ingredient and can be used in a variety of recipes.

This is the only ingredient that can not be replaced in this recipe, chocotorta without dulce de leche is not chocotorta.

But what if you can't find any dulce de leche in your local store? Don't warry, you can easy make dulce dh leche at home.

How to make dulce de leche at home?

Making dulce de leche at home is actually quite simple! All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk, a pot, and a few hours of your time. To begin, remove the label from the can and place it in a saucepan filled with enough water to cover the can completely. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for two to three hours, depending on how thick you want your dulce de leche to be. Make sure the pot remains at a low boil the entire time, and add more water as needed. Once the cooking time is finished, remove the can from the saucepan and let it cool. Once it's cool, open the can and enjoy the delicious caramelized sweetened condensed milk.

This homemade dulce de leche can be used in a variety of desserts and not only in chocotorta.

Here are some recipe ideas to use dulce de leche:

Or you can simply enjoy it on its own with a spoon! Enjoy!

CAN WE MAKE CHOCOTORTA AHEAD OF TIME?

The answer to the question of whether or not you can make chocotorta ahead of time is yes! This delicious cake is a great treat to make in advance, as it stays fresh and delicious when stored in the refrigerator. To make the cake ahead of time, simply follow the recipe as normal. Once the cake is fully cooled, place the cake in a box, in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. When you're ready to serve it, remove the cake from the fridge and place it on a serving plate. So if you plan to make this cake a day or two in advance for a birthday or party, it won't be a problem.

HOW TO STORE CHOCOTORTA?

Chocotorta is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed for days after baking. To make sure your Chocotorta stays fresh for as long as possible, you should store it in the fridge. It should keep for about 5 days when stored in an airtight container and covered. If you want it to last even longer, you can wrap it in plastic wrap before placing it in an airtight container. Storing your Chocotorta in the fridge is the best way to keep it fresh and enjoy it for days. If you prefer freezing the cake, it's not a problem, follow the same steps and freeze the cake up to 2-3 months, thaw the cake in the refrigerator overnight before serving. With these simple tips, you can have a delicious, homemade Chocotorta any time you want!

COMMENTS (2)
  • N
    Naomi
    12/19/2022

    excellent recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Reply
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    Esther Nthenya
    1/9/2023

    Can I get a downloadable version of the recipes please?

    Reply
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