Plum and Get It Chocolate and Walnut Torte

Plum and Get It Chocolate and Walnut Torte

featuring Plum and Get It | Adapted from Marcia Kiesel, Food & Wine

Smack your lips with this summer favorite: a silky smooth chocolate torte paired with walnuts and our Plum and Get It. The vibrance of the stone fruit complements the richness of the chocolate with a refreshing bite that will melt in your mouth without weighing down your palate.

Active Time: 15 minutes 
Total Time: 45 minutes 
Yield: 12 servings


For Cake

  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

For Glaze

  • 3 T heavy cream
  • 3 T plum or other brandy
  • 1 T agave syrup
  • 5 1/2 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Plum and Get It
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)



For Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 8-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides. Line bottom with parchment; butter paper. Dust pan with flour.
  2. Set chocolate and butter in microwave-proof bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, mixing until melted and smooth.
  3. Mix in sugar. Mix in eggs 1 at a time. Add flour, then walnuts and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer batter to prepared cake pan. Bake just until springy to touch, about 45 minutes.
  5. Cool cake in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn out onto rack, remove paper and cool completely.

For Glaze:

  1. Place chocolate, heavy cream, brandy and agave syrup in microwave-proof bowl and microwave 1 minute on high. Whisk until melted and smooth.
  2. Let glaze stand until cool but still pourable, whisking occasionally.
  3. Place cake on serving platter. Slide waxed paper under edges. Spread Plum and Get It over top.
  4. Pour chocolate glaze over top of jam and sides of cake. Smooth top and sides with spatula. If desired, decorate sides of cake with chopped walnuts
  5. Let stand until glaze sets. Torte can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.