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Chocolate Bodentorte

Bodentorte was my Mom's go to dessert when having people in for dessert.  It mixes up quickly, bakes quickly and cools quickly.  A few weeks ago,  Anneliese and I each made up a recipe of chocolate Bodentorte for our care group dessert.  We liked it and we think you will too.  

  • 3 eggs 
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour (plus extra for dusting pan)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (plus extra for dusting pan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavouring.  
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  2. Prepare an 11 inch flan pan by greasing it well and then dusting  with a combination of 1 tablespoon cocoa and 2 tablespoons flour that has been combined well.  Make sure the entire surface of the pan is covered.  
  3. Separate eggs.  Beat egg whites  until soft peaks form and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar until they are thick and light colored.
  5. Sift together cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder.  
  6. Add dry ingredients to the beaten egg yolk mixture along with the melted butter and milk.
  7. Gently fold in beaten egg whites and pour into the pan.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.  
  9. Gently use a knife to pull the cake away from the edge of the pan.  Turn the cake out onto a cooking rack.
  10. Fill with a can of cherry pie filling and decorate with 1 cup of whipping cream that has been sweetened and whipped. 


  1. That looks delicious! My mom made something similar and called it Flan... either way, so yummy!!

  2. That looks wonderful! Tucking this recipe away for a future bodentorte - thanks Lovella!

  3. This looks so delicious! I'm always looking for quick and easy desserts for our care group too! Thx for sharing! Rhoda

  4. I like it already even by just looking at it. I'm pretty sure I 'd like the taste too.

  5. This is a great thing to try. Looks delicious!

  6. That looks so delicious. I am not sure what flour cocoa is?

    1. I believe there was meant to be a comma after flour!

    2. Flour is mentioned twice. It was a typo. I've fixed it now... thank you.

  7. That was a standard dessert in John's family. Yes, I have a pan like that....great recipe.

  8. Is the flour and cocoa used to dust the pan taken from the amounts listed on the ingredient list or is it an additional 1 Tablespoon cocoa and 2 Tbsp flour for the pan?

    1. You would use an additional amount of flour and cocoa than the listed ingredients.

  9. I made this cake yesterday for the coming weekend. I love the coincidence of my search for a chocolate bodentorte recipe on the exact day you posted it. It looks lovely, and I'm sure will taste the same.

  10. Lovella the flan pan does it have removable bottom,, :) that you lift from the bottom this I am making looks so good and I love cherries thanks


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