October 3, 2010

Chocolate-Raspberry Torte and a Giveaway


The November/December 2010 issue of Cook's Illustrated is on newsstands now  and I highly recommend you pick it up.  As soon as I saw the Chocolate-Raspberry Torte I knew I had to make it right away. 

You wouldn't think that something that looks this good would be so easy to make, right?  Wrong!  It's so simple to make and it will easily impress your family and friends.


Chocolate and raspberries go perfectly together here.  For folks who don't like their desserts too sweet this is right up your alley.  The chocolate flavor is rich but the tart raspberries complements it beautifully.  I'm definitely adding this cake to my repertoire and you should too!

Now for the giveaway....

Once again I have a $40 gift certificate for CSN Stores that you can win.  If you haven't heard of CSN Stores you should check out their website.  They have anything and everything you could think of: bakeware,  dining sets, furniture, etc.  The world is your oyster!

To enter, just answer the following question in the Comments section of this post by 12pm PST Thursday October 7th.    The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on October 8th.   

What's your favorite Halloween candy?

RULES: Only one comment per person allowed and you MUST include your email address  in the comment to be eligible.  Sorry, but that's the only way the winner can be notified to claim the gift certificate.  CSN only ships to addresses in the US and Canada.   There may be international shipping charges for Canadian addresses.

65 comments:

  1. mini hershey chocolates! (adidasoccer6@hotmail.com)

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  2. Reese's for me. Or 100 grand bars!

    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

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  3. mini snickers bars... and of course candy apples!

    samantha.blatz@gmail.com

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  4. I love caramel apples. Does this count? The caramels are a close second, but really, these remind me of Halloween.

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  5. You said email... I meant to add it even though it is in my blogger profile. I forgot. Can I add it now? tammigirl at gmail dot com.

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  6. I know that most people can not stand them but I love candy corn.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  7. reese's peanut butter cups! mbeato3@gmail.com

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  8. sixlets!

    monicabanks16@gmail.com

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  9. almond joy
    skymoon2000@gmail.com

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  10. Anonymous10/03/2010

    i love all of the mini chocolate candy bars but my favorite is kit kat...too bad I'm too old for trick or treating
    cmsoto@gmail.com

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  11. Anonymous10/03/2010

    m&m peanuts!!

    catharine.ellie at gmail dot com

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  12. missmitzi10/03/2010

    Almond Joy without a doubt! Yum!
    missmitziL@yahoo.com

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  13. Anonymous10/03/2010

    butterfingers
    lscharr@yahoo.com

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  14. Anonymous10/03/2010

    Charleston Chews

    texaswahine@hotmail.com

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  15. I always loved little gummy eyeballs and rats and other creepy things like that.

    gouldem01@mail.buffalostate.edu

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  16. Anonymous10/03/2010

    A kit kat!
    lilaznjewel @ yahoo . com

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  17. Anonymous10/03/2010

    Oh - Reese's peanut butter cups - just like on any other day of the entire year! Although I confess a secret love of candy corn too...

    froemming@earthlink.net

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  18. Reese's peanut butter cups in the shape of a pumpkin!

    darcie.levulett [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. Anonymous10/03/2010

    skittles =)

    me1030@hotmail.com

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  20. What a fabulous torte!!!

    candy corn :)

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  21. Snickers bars are a constant favorite. :)
    sunmiishness[at]gmail.com

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  22. Candy Corn! :) The cake looks awesome! :)

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  23. Anonymous10/03/2010

    twix bars :)
    judithn610 at hotmail dot com

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  24. Your torte is beautiful! I'm going to have to go pick up that magazine.

    I don't eat them much anymore, but I used to love the candy corn stuff that's shaped like pumpkins.

    amherrington@gmail.com

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  25. Wow, beautiful torte! Chocolate and raspberries are one of my favorite combinations, so I'll have to try this recipe soon.

    My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn! (ibakebittersweet@gmail.com)

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  26. My favorite Halloween candy is mini snicker bars!! YUM!
    That Torte looks so wonderful!I wish you were giving it away but it would be hard to send to Mississippi,I guess.
    jacksoncrismna@yahoo.com

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  27. Anonymous10/04/2010

    The Torte looks amazing!

    TWIX! (tsuki36@Hotmail.com)

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  28. milky wave! wow the torte looks so delicious!

    mofeixu@gmail.com

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  29. I love reese's pieces cups! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  30. Anonymous10/04/2010

    Reeces chocolate peanut butter cups! (rachelgelfond@yahoo.com)

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  31. It's so hard to pick a favorite! I love anything chocolate. I'll have to say peanut m&ms.
    chape97 at yahoo dot com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Beautiful tart! My favorite Halloween candy is definitely Milky Way bars :)

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  33. Skor bars! Those have inspired sheets upon sheets of homemade toffee, although it's never quite like the real thing...

    Katherinealaina@gmail.com

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  34. Anonymous10/04/2010

    my favorite is krackle. It is like nestles crunch only better.

    msacco9059@aol.com

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  35. Anonymous10/04/2010

    reeses pieces! definitely the best Halloween candy!

    -Grace
    mizcottonball (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  36. Anonymous10/04/2010

    The TREAT I love to EAT at halloween...mini crunchie bars!!! Mmm. The perfect snack size.

    cougar_26@hotmail.com

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  37. Mini Snickers... or mini Milky Way. But I don't turn away anything chocolate!!!

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  38. Anonymous10/04/2010

    twix!
    jiyounga2000@yahoo.com

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  39. I love those mini packages of Mike & Ikes.

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  40. i'm a happy panda with any chocolate bar honestly :p

    aila@yonzon.com

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  41. I like those safety pops.Ya remember those pops with the loop handles?? Yumyum

    truthhole@gmail.com

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  42. 3 muskateers for me. Thanks for the giveaway


    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  43. My favorite Halloween candy is my favorite any-time-of-the-year candy... milky way. Shortly behind it tangy taffy. Yums.

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  44. Candy corns are my guilty pleasure. I know, I know, they're pretty terrible, but I can't help loving them.

    dynomite.lazerbeam@gmail.com

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  45. Anonymous10/05/2010

    Mini Reese's Peanut butter cups, they are my downfall.I start eating them a month before Halloween...I eat them till I get sick of them, and then I eat them again...

    mairula@hotmail.com

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  46. Anonymous10/05/2010

    I love candy corn. Halloween is the only time of the year I do not feel guilty about eating them!

    miklos.andrea@yahoo.com

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  47. I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups, they get so addicting! :)
    studentsavingbucks@gmail.com

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  48. I love the mini snickers bars.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  49. Hoda Sabra10/05/2010

    Skittles, Starburst, gummy worms, and those caramel-apple lollipops...those things are SO addictive!!
    sabrafamily@att.net

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  50. Anonymous10/05/2010

    Chewy Sweet Tarts and Mounds Candy Bar

    tdlzing@gmail.com

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  51. I love love love reeses peanut butter cups!
    milkncookiezzz@yahoo.com

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  52. I like mini Snickers bars
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I like suckers! It's even more fun if they are shaped like pumpkins or ghosts or ghouls :) I also like Smarties!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Anonymous10/06/2010

    Caramel Apple Lollipops!!! Hard candy + caramel = win for me.

    icashoe@gmail.com

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  55. smartees!!!!!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  56. A tie: Reeses cups vs. maltesers
    rosadixon1@aol.com

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  57. Anonymous10/20/2010

    M & Ms


    buttafly615@hotmail.com

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  58. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Mxe12@dowling.edu

    Sour Patch Kids! =)

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  59. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Tootsie rolls!!

    James- Jamescastaldi8@hotmail.com

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  60. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Ny2nc06@hotmail.com


    Lemonheads =]

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  61. Anonymous10/20/2010

    Three Muskateers

    clintej@hotmail.com

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  62. Anonymous11/03/2010

    Peanut M&M's

    bobettemccann@yahoo.com

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  63. Anonymous10/12/2014

    I made this cake as well... I'm not enough of a chocolate-raspberry fan for it to be a repeat (crazy, I know, but I love dessert so much I already have like 500 favorite recipes!). Anyway, it was so gourmet and decadent that I am still proud of myself when I think of it - LOL!!!

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