Sloe Lovin’ Torte

DessertServes 10

Delicious enough to seduce even the ardent Valentine cynics, if you’re setting out to spoil the one you love this February 14th, why not get creative with this simple Sloe Gin Chocolate Torte.


  • 250g dark chocolate (min 70% coco solids)-recommend Green and Blacks
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g Digestive biscuits
  • 2 eggs
  • 4tbsp caster sugar
  • 150g walnuts
  • 100g dried cranberries or raisins
  • 4tbsp Sloemotion Sloe Gin
  • Cocoa to dust


  1. Line a 20cms springform tin (heart shaped ideally but round if not) with baking paper.
  2. Slowly melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over boiling water (ensuring the bowl does not touch the water) then leave to cool.
  3. Crush the biscuits by putting them in a plastic bag and bashing with a rolling pin.
  4. Beat the eggs with the sugar until mousse-like and whisk the chocolate into the eggs and sugar mix.
  5. Lightly chop the walnuts and mix in with all the other ingredients (save a few walnuts for the top or add shavings of dark chocolate).
  6. Press into the tin, chill for a couple hours. Serve in thin slices with a dollop of cream – its dynamite!