Experience the sweet symphony of Argentina with the traditional Chocotorta, a heavenly cake that captures the essence of dulce de leche perfection!
Layers of chocolate biscuits, lovingly soaked in milk and nestled between clouds of cream cheese and rich dulce de leche, make this dessert a true masterpiece. Each slice is a journey through the flavours of Argentina, where sweet memories and warm gatherings are celebrated.
Chocotorta is not just a dessert; it's an expression of love, tradition and the sweet soul of Argentina. Share the joy, share the Chocotorta love!
The beauty about Chocotorta is that is super easy and quick to make, and it doesn't need to be baked. You can have a yum dessert made in just a few minutes. Here's a simple recipe for you to enjoy.
For the Filling:
- 240ml (about 1 cup) cream cheese, softened
- 450g (about 2 cups) dulce de leche
- 3 packages of Chocolinas, chocolate biscuits
- Coffee or milk (for dipping the cookies)
- Unsweetened cocoa powder, grated chocolate or sprinkles (for dusting, optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and dulce de leche. Beat them together until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Start assembling the Chocotorta in a dish or serving tray. First, dip the Chocolinas into coffee or milk for a few seconds, ensuring they are moist but not overly soaked.
- Place a layer of dipped cookies on the bottom of the dish to create the first layer.
- Spread a portion of the cream cheese and dulce de leche mixture evenly over the cookies. Repeat this process, alternating layers of dipped cookies and the cream cheese mixture until you run out of ingredients. Typically, you'll have 4-5 layers, ending with a layer of the cream mixture on top.
- Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight if possible. Chocotorta is best when it has had time to set and the flavours meld together.
Before serving, you can dust the top with unsweetened cocoa powder or grated chocolate for an extra chocolatey touch, if desired. Sprinkles are also a fun option, especially if it's made for kids!
- Slice and enjoy your homemade Chocotorta, a delightful Argentinian dessert that combines the perfect blend of chocolate, creaminess and dulce de leche sweetness!
Remember that Chocotorta gets even better as it chills, so making it ahead of time is a great idea for maximum flavour. Want to try it at home? get it here. Enjoy!