Gooey Chocolate Tortini

December 9, 2009

Chocolate? Tick. A simple and comforting dessert? Tick tick. Warm, runny, ooey, gooey chocolate innards? Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick!

Best of all, this dessert can be made in advanced and left in the fridge, one per night, and all you have to do when a craving hits is to pop one in the oven and you can be pleasured in the most adulterous way in less than 14 minutes. Even better if you have ice cream and a bowl of berry sauce to complete the devilish ménage à trois.

Yes the photos below look like a mess as I don’t work well with ice cream in photoshoots but who cares? All power to me, because I ate 4 of them straight after and licked the ice cream off the plate (admit it, you would too!). Oh and by the way, the jammy blueberry sauce also makes for a killer toast spread.

Tip 1: Do not shoot with ice cream on a windy day!

It’s chocolate desserts like these that gets me all hot and bothered and talking like a lascivious, lustful tart. It’s sugar viagra. Sex and endorphins in a pie tin. Go ahead, lick the screen, you know you want to.

Melting or not, it tasted damn good!

Gooey Chocolate Tortini


(serves 4-6)

110gm unsalted butter, roughly chopped
110gm good quality dark chocolate (at least 70%), broken into pieces
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
50g caster sugar
35g plain flour

Simple berry sauce

125g (1 Australian punnet) berries (such as blueberries or raspberries)
125g caster sugar
1/2 Tbl (7.5ml) of lemon or lime juice


In a heatproof bowl over a pan of low simmering water (make sure the bottom of bowl isn’t touch the water), melt the chocolate and butter and stir to combine. Set aside to cool.

With an electric mixer, beat eggs, egg yolks and sugar for 5 minutes or until pale, thick and creamy. Add the flour in gradual amounts and whisk to combine.

Add the chocolate mixture and whisk for another few minutes. Divide mixture into 4 x lightly greased round pie tins at around 10cm in diameter (I used 6 x 8cm pie tins). These tortinis will rise a very small amount so don’t fill it too close to the top. Place tortinis on an oven tray and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat oven to 170°C and bake tortini for around 10 minutes until they’re firm but the centres are still slightly soft.

Carefully remove tortini from pie tins (take care, the tins are still hot!) and place on plates. Serve immediately with a scoop of ice cream and a good lashing of berry sauce. Now dissect the tortini and watch the chocolate lava flow *drool*.

Note: If you’re leaving the unbaked tortinis overnight in the fridge then you’ll need to add a couple 2-3 minutes to the baking time.

To make the berry sauce:

Combine berries, sugar and lemon/lime juice in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until syrupy. Set aside to cool before using. Makes about 1/2 cup (125ml).

Recipe adapted from Luke Latimer 

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Stewart December 23, 2011 at 00:36

@Jenny Sanders

That’s sad but I guess you can eat once in a while.


Jenny Sanders December 16, 2011 at 16:09

Delicious dish but I have to restrain myself from eating sweets since I have diabetes.


Sofia October 21, 2011 at 01:33

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WizzyTheStick December 22, 2009 at 01:29

What gorgeous pictures. I am captivated I DO want to lick the screen:-)


Y December 21, 2009 at 11:01

Love that first photo, and I'm sure no one cares about the ice-cream shot because it probably tastes absolutely divine.


AY December 14, 2009 at 05:06

One word. WOW. You really know how to make a guy hungry! Those shots are great and deliciously appetising! Thanks for bringing around the cake yesterday! Didn't get a chance to meet you/say hi but nice to meet you! Haha :)


Trissa December 13, 2009 at 11:18

That tortoni looks so food. What a great shot of the chocolate just oozing out. YUM!


Conor @ HoldtheBeef December 12, 2009 at 22:39

I'm conflicted… the photos are making me swoon with desire, but the name “tortini” is making me giggle and clap my hands at the cuteness.


Anita December 12, 2009 at 04:46

You can't go wrong with a chocolaty gooey centre. I love these!!!


Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home December 11, 2009 at 18:58

Yes, I do want to lick the screen! Gorgeous photos…chocolate and berry desserts will always get gooey and messy! Happy Holidays :)


Stephcookie December 9, 2009 at 21:50

Sugar viagra? I'll take some of that right now thank you very much!


Ellie (Almost Bourdain) December 9, 2009 at 19:21

No one can photograph chocolate sexier than you. Why am I reading this post at 6:20am with an empty stomach? it's torturing lol!


Ciao Chow Linda December 9, 2009 at 14:08

Could this look any more sinfully delicious? I want to make this asap.


Jacq December 9, 2009 at 10:37

oh YUM at the shot of the gooey insides! I never thought of freezing puddings for later but it's a great idea. I tend to eat them all in one go… not by myself though (ok sometimes) =P


joey@FoodiePop December 9, 2009 at 06:31

Wow, that looks amazing! How mouth-watering is that?


food.4.two December 9, 2009 at 02:41

oozing chocolate, that shot is just perfect!


Jo December 9, 2009 at 02:14

OMG, these look absolutely decandent. Sinful to post it up!


OohLookBel December 9, 2009 at 01:44

The melted ice cream makes it even more droolworthy!


Su-yin December 8, 2009 at 22:46

I think that looks like one delicious mess (if you can even call it that!). :)


FFichiban December 8, 2009 at 22:28

At least we know u r using real ice cream and not powdered sugar and shortening :P a the oozy gooey shots are all I need mmmm


grace December 8, 2009 at 20:37

what a sloppy, delicious mess of bliss. i like this, and i like it a lot. :)


A cupcake or two December 8, 2009 at 20:11

Gooey innards yum. They look amazing. Who cares if the ice cream melted I think the photos still look great. Rustic and mouth watering. Can I have some????


Helen (Grab Your Fork) December 8, 2009 at 16:02

i think you're missing a calling in the food p0rn industry. i can hear the strains of je t'aime from here. lol


chocolatesuze December 8, 2009 at 15:13 that melty icecream shot is making me drool oh baby i want i want!


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