Peppermint Laced Chocolate Mousse Torte and Giveaway


Peppermint Chocolate Torte

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

It’s been seven years since the day I made the decision to present my recipes to people other than my family and friends. I was surfing through the internet for a couple of years before I decided to go on and expose myself to this huge ocean of knowledge and information! In all the years that have passed, I have met so many wonderful people I wouldn’t be able to meet otherwise. I have learned priceless things about cooking, baking and life in general and I have extended my cooking knowledge to territories I didn’t know of their existence.

Peppermint Chocolate Torte

All these years I am trying to give you a small taste of my country’s kitchen and at the same time share some history, mythology or parts of Greek life and tradition. I am doing this with absolutely no intention of making money and I really enjoy it. Apart from my blog’s anniversary, my Name Day is on Wednesday so this month and the coming one will be full of giveaways. Having all these celebrations going on, I am treating you with this delicious Peppermint Laced Chocolate Torte to thank you for all these years you have been visiting and reading my stories and recipes.

Giveaway

Also,  Trofos.com  grocery e-shop owned by my friend Emil, offers two baskets full of Greek products from small local producers of premium quality to two readers of this site. The value of both these baskets is 100€. Furthermore, Trofos is assuming the transportation costs and sends them anywhere in the world. So, the giveaway is WORLDWIDE.

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Stay tuned because there are going to be many giveaways in the days to come, starting from today.

Please take a moment and visit Trofos.com to see a beautiful, premium quality collection of Greek products that can be sent anywhere in the world. You will be able to find there:

-typical culinary tastes of the Greek Nature,

-exciting new products for your everyday table,

-thoughtful gifts for any occasion,

-even lower prices with our products in bundles,

-authentic step by step Greek recipes from our affiliate bloggers,

-interesting news about the Mediterranean diet and healthy tips!

 

In order to be eligible to the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment!

Giveaway ends on Sunday 6th of December at 00:00 Greek time and it is worldwide.

The winners of the giveaway will be contacted via their email for further details!

 

Good Luck to all of you!

Peppermint Chocolate Torte

 

 

4.8 from 18 reviews
Peppermint Laced Chocolate Mousse Torte and Giveaway
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: International
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 230 gr. / 8 oz. semisweet chocolate 60% cocoa, chopped
  • 120 gr. / 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream 35% fat
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven at 175°C / 350°F.
  2. Place a big pan on the lowest rack of your oven and fill it with water halfway.
  3. In a glass bowl melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave oven.
  4. Set aside to cool a bit.
  5. In another bowl beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In another bowl mix the eggs and the sugar until they double their volume.
  8. In the egg batter fold gently the chocolate in two batches mixing well after each one.
  9. Afterwards, add the heavy cream and fold gently again until it is incorporated.
  10. Add the peppermint extract and mix to incorporate.
  11. Note: I didn’t have mint extract so I added liquid stevia with peppermint flavor. I added 14 drops of this.
  12. Take a loaf pan with dimension 24cm X 11cm / 9 in. X 4 ¼ in.
  13. Butter it well.
  14. Cut some parchment paper so as to cover the bottom of the pan and hang over its long sides.
  15. Place it on the pan and butter it as well.
  16. Reduce oven temperature to 160°C / 325°F.
  17. Pour the mixture to the pan and place it in the larger pan filled with water and bake it for about 25 minutes in the oven.
  18. It is ready when mixture is set when is jiggled.
  19. Remove from the oven and the watery pan.
  20. Let it cool.
  21. Remove it from the loaf pan by pulling it up from the parchment paper.
  22. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  23. Take it out of the fridge, remove the parchment paper carefully.
  24. Cut it in pieces and dust it with the cocoa.
  25. You can decorate with strawberries or mint leaves.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

4.8 from 18 reviews
Τούρτα Μέντα Σοκολάτα
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Επιδόρπιο
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 230 γρ. σοκολάτα 60% κακάο, ψιλοκομμένη
  • 120 γρ. βούτυρο
  • ¼ φλ. κρέμα γάλακτος 35% λιπαρά
  • 3 μεγάλα αυγά
  • 2 κ.σ. ζάχαρη
  • ½ κ.γ. εκχύλισμα μέντας
  • Κακάο σε σκόνη για το πασπάλισμα
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175° C.
  2. Τοποθετήστε ένα μεγάλο ταψί στο χαμηλότερο σημείο του φούρνου σας και γεμίστε το με νερό μέχρι το μέσο.
  3. Σε ένα γυάλινο μπολ λιώστε τη σοκολάτα και το βούτυρο στο φούρνο μικροκυμάτων.
  4. Βάλτε να κρυώσει λίγο.
  5. Σε ένα άλλο μπολ χτυπήστε την κρέμα γάλακτος έως ότου αποκτήσει υφή σαν γιαούρτι.
  6. Βάλτε στην άκρη.
  7. Σε ένα άλλο μπολ ανακατέψτε τα αυγά και τη ζάχαρη μέχρι να διπλασιαστούν σε όγκο.
  8. Στο μίγμα του αυγού διπλώστε απαλά τη σοκολάτα σε δύο δόσεις αναμιγνύοντας καλά μετά από κάθε μία.
  9. Στη συνέχεια, προσθέστε την κρέμα γάλακτος και διπλώστε απαλά και πάλι μέχρι την ενσωμάτωσή της.
  10. Προσθέστε το εκχύλισμα μέντας και ανακατέψτε να ενσωματωθεί.
  11. Σημείωση: Δεν είχα εκχύλισμα έτσι πρόσθεσα υγρή stevia με γεύση μέντα. Πρόσθεσα 14 σταγόνες.
  12. Πάρτε ένα μακρόστενο ταψί με διάσταση 24 cm X 11 cm.
  13. Βουτυρώστε καλά.
  14. Κόψτε χαρτί ψησίματος έτσι ώστε να καλύπτει το κάτω μέρος του ταψιού και να εξέχει πάνω από τις μακριές πλευρές.
  15. Βουτυρώστε ξανά.
  16. Μειώστε τη θερμοκρασία του φούρνου στους 160° C.
  17. Βάλτε το ταψί με το μίγμα μέσα στο ταψί με το νερό και ψήστε για περίπου 25 λεπτά στο φούρνο.
  18. Είναι έτοιμο όταν το μίγμα δεν κουνιέται όταν κουνάτε το ταψί.
  19. Βγάλτε το από το φούρνο και αφήστε το να κρυώσει.
  20. Βγάλτε το γλυκό από το ταψί κρατώντας το από το χαρτί ψησίματος.
  21. Βάλτε το στο ψυγείο για περίπου 30 λεπτά.
  22. Βγάλτε το από το ψυγείο, αφαιρέστε το χαρτί ψησίματος προσεκτικά.
  23. Κόψτε σε κομμάτια και πασπαλίστε με το κακάο.
  24. Μπορείτε να διακοσμήσετε με φράουλες ή φύλλα μέντας.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή προσαρμογή από τη Martha Stewart

 

73 Responses to Peppermint Laced Chocolate Mousse Torte and Giveaway

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Mouthwatering deliciousness, walking to the kitchen, this dessert is perfect for any day of the year.

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  3. Sissi says:

    Happy Name Day, dear Katerina and happy blog anniversary! I know I’m horribly late… but as the only excuse I have two weeks of holidays very very far away. Your torte looks fabulous! I wonder if I have the courage to try and serve it for this Christmas along your unbaked chocolate cake that is obligatory and a huge hit whoever I serve it to.
    What a wonderful idea to organise this giveaway aiming Greek products…

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  5. This is a beautiful tort and a great giveaway!

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  7. Diane says:

    What a lovely indulgence!

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  9. Ooh I love the look of the torte – what an amazing texture!

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  11. sounds like a wonderful combo

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  13. Margaret White says:

    Can’t wait to make this one!

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  15. Margaret White says:

    Can’t wait to try this one!!!

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  17. Margaret White says:

    This looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try!!!

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  19. Abigail says:

    For a chocoholic like me, this mousse torte is pure heaven! I love chocolate and peppermint together so my taste buds will dance for joy with each bite!

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  21. If I made this torte for the holidays, I have a feeling it would be gobbled up by my family before it ever made it to the table!

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  23. Happy blog birthday – looking forward to the next 7 years of recipes.

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  25. Peppermint and chocolate are so delicious together, they look so light and fluffy. Yummy giveaway.

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  27. Happy bloganniversary!
    I love peppermint and chocolate together, so this looks great to me.

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  29. Tara says:

    This is a gorgeous dessert for the holidays. One that is sure to impress!!

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  31. mjskitchen says:

    Just looking at your lovely pictures I can tell that every bite of these little mousse torte would just melt in your mouth. It’s got it all – texture and taste.

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  33. Miz Helen says:

    What a great recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you had a great weekend and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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  35. Beautiful dessert….wish I could dig in!

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  37. Susan says:

    Chocolate and peppermint is a pairing I love. Beautiful dessert presentation too! What a wonderful way to celebrate your seven years blogging, Katerina! The products look absolutely wonderful. Congratulations!

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  39. ΒΙΚΗ ΜΠΛΗΓΟΥΡΑ says:

    Ωραία συνταγή, ωραίο δώρο!!! Καλές γιορτές!!!!

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  41. Jenn says:

    Congratulations! I love the blog, and this is a great way to celebrate it! Thank you!!

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  43. I love peppermint and chocolate together. I usually put a hint of peppermint in my brownies. This recipe looks yummy and easy. Happy anniversary, Katerina!

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  45. Ashley says:

    What a great giveaway..thanks for the chance!

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  47. Your torte looks amazing. Plus the presentation is gorgeous. Happy Anniversary and Name Day.

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  49. Happy blogiversary! What a delicious way to celebrate!

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  51. Erlene says:

    Happy blogiversary! I love mousse and this peppermint laced torte sounds like something I would really enjoy.

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  53. What a gorgeous dessert! Congratulation on your blog anniversary..

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  55. Kathy Eyre says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, my parents lived in Greece many years ago, this is a good memory

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  57. rondah says:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for the chance

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  59. Beth says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! And I can’t believe they’re shipping anywhere in the world.
    Love the torte, too!

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  61. Jessica says:

    This dessert looks incredible! I love peppermint and chocolate together!

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  63. Kelly says:

    This is the perfect dessert! A great recipe AND an amazing giveaway. Can’t beat that :-)

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  65. Nicky says:

    This looks decadent and so delicious. Happy Name Day and Blogiversary. Thank you for offering such a fantastic giveqaway to celebrate.

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  67. Sabina says:

    Looks great and delicius. Thank you for the link for great shop.

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  69. LydiaF says:

    That looks incredibly creamy and I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate.

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  71. Yummy! My favorite! Yours sounds amazing! Saying hi from Cape Town, South Africa. :)

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  73. Summer says:

    This looks so good ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  75. Priya says:

    I am loving it….. You have a nice space… I am your new follower now…

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  77. Priya says:

    I am loving it…. First time here….I am your new follower

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  79. Me gusta tu receta de chocolate es un postre muy tentador

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  81. Happy blog anniversary and name day. I have to say I love the history you bring to your posts, it makes you unique. And that is one festive cake for all holidays!

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  83. karen says:

    What a delicious, simple, decadent dessert!

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  85. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Your torte is beautiful and would be a delicious way to celebrate your name day with your family and friends. Your celebrating with a give away is very special. :)

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  87. What a great sounding giveaway, this torte is my ideal pudding!

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  89. This is a recipe I will be making right away. It is low carb and looks simple but delicious. I Love mint and chocolate! Thanks!

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  91. This dessert is like a dream come true! It sounds amazing! Congratulations on 7 years!

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  93. Jon Moy says:

    Incredible looking confections. Thank you so much for the recipes. I’m going to gain some weight!

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  95. Karenann says:

    The chocolate mousse torte looks absolutely delicious!! I can’t wait to try the recipe! Thanks for such a nice giveaway opportunity!

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  97. mia xara says:

    Happy Nameday and Happy Blog-aversary, Katerina!!! What an amazing dessert you’ve chosen for the celebration! Wishing you the best both for today and in the years to come, XOXO

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  99. Katerina mou xronia polla koukla mou!! May this year and every year be filled with wishes and dreams that have come true for you!! I will share your giveaway both on my Dishin page and also personal page!! ♥

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  101. mia maria says:

    Χρόνια πολλά και πάντα όμορφες δημιουργίες Κατερίνα μου!
    Πολύ ωραίο το γλυκό που μας έφτιαξες! Και τι νόστιμο giveaway!!

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  103. Wow! This chocolate mousse torte looks amazing! Its making my mouth water! I think i am going to have to add this to the menu for this weekend :)

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  105. wow That’s a decadent chocolate mousse torte.
    That’s a very generous giveaway!!

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  107. Nicole P says:

    Thank you for a great recipe, yet again, and for telling us about the Greek e-grocer, Trofos. I hadn’t heard of them before and am excited to check out their offerings. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  109. GiGi Eats says:

    THat just looks INSANELY FLUFFY!! Like a pillow! :)

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  111. Ola says:

    Happy Aniversary! Pity that you cannot send a piece of this cake for me:)
    Of course, I would love to participate in the give away

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  113. Barbara says:

    There’s something about chocolate and peppermint together that’s irresistible. Never tried it in a mousse…this looks beautiful, Katerina. I can almost taste it.

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  115. Πολύ ωραία παρουσίαση της τούρτας και πολύ νόστιμο το giveaway!!!

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  117. Καποια στιγμη ειχα φάει κόλλημα με τα σοκολατακια μέντα-σοκολάτα 😉
    Πόλυ ελεγκάν η τουρτα σου!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  119. Two of my favourites in one blog :) First I love chocolate mousse and also I am a previous buyer from Trofos site. Even though their shipment charges don’t allow me to buy regularly from their site, still I do manage to get some goodies once in a while. I often browse their site just to get an idea of the different flavours they have introduced and then try to find an alternate version of that food here in India :)It’s a great way to spend quality time on the net. Hope to win their goodie bag if I am lucky! Now I have to go and try out chocolate mint.

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  121. Wow! What a dessert! and the giveaway is awesome! Thanks for sharing about Trofos, will definitely be visiting their site

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  123. Chocolate and Peppermint are probably my favorite flavor combination; thanks for posting this recipe. I’m really excited to try it. Thanks as well for the giveaway!

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  125. 7 χρόνια βρε Κατερίνα;; Ουάου! Χρόνια πολλά και πολύ δημιουργικά εύχομαι!
    Η τούρτα δείχνει φανταστική. Πρέπει να έχει πολύ σοκολατένια γεύση και αυτό όπως καταλαβαίνεις με ενθουσιάζει!
    Φιλιά πολλά

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  127. Cyndi Morton says:

    Happy Name Day and Anniversary! This torte looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it. Peppermint and chocolate are my favorite dessert combination.

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  129. Kate says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  131. It looks so good, perfect for my chocolate cravings! :)

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  133. I love the flavor of chocolate + peppermint. This looks so perfect for the holidays.

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  135. Mary Frances says:

    Peppermint and chocolate? Yummy!! The mousse looks heavenly!

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  137. Suzanne says:

    Incredibly beautiful Katerina, delicious too. A wonderful chocolate dessert and I love chocolate and mint combination.

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  139. Congrats on your Blog Anniversary!! Chocolate mousse torte looks delicious! Such a gorgeous dessert!

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  141. Sonia Pap says:

    I looks so amazing. Like the deserts served at a fancy restaurant! This will be on my Christmas table this year. Thank you for the recipe.

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  143. Elizabeth says:

    Oh this dessert looks absolutely stunning! So beautiful and I bet it tastes amazing!

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