1lbsgerman chocolateor a combination of dark and milk chocolates- nice baking chocolate
4eggs- whites separated
Optional toppings: powdered sugarwhipped cream, ice cream, fresh berries, etc.
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Melt the chocolate in double boiler with the 1 tsp water, then let the chocolate cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Beat the egg whites in clean bowl with an electric beater, until the whites are stiff. Set aside.
Beat the melted chocolate with the flour, sugar, and the egg yolks in a separate bowl. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, in 4 additions.
Once everything is incorporated, line a springform pan with parchment paper on the bottom and up the sides. Lightly spray the paper with a cooking spray. Spread the chocolate batter into the pan and spread evenly, out to the sides of the pan.
Bake on the middle oven rack, for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Remove the sides of the springform pan and then dust the torte with the powdered sugar.
Cut into wedges and serve with the toppings of your choice.