Peanut Butter Oreo Torte

This torte is both elegant and fun. A rich chocolate torte is covered in peanut buttercream and topped with Oreo cookies and crumbs.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 9 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cut into ¼" cubes, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 cup superfine sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 6 Oreo cookies, cut in half
  • ¾ cup Oreo cookie crumbs

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9" springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and ½ cup butter in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Blend in the vanilla extract. Set aside. Whisk together the egg yolks and ⅓ cup superfine sugar until thick. Add the chocolate mixture and flour. Set aside.
  • Whip together the egg whites and cream of tartar, using an electric mixer on a high speed, until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the remaining superfine sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Repeat until all the egg whites are incorporated.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs when inserted in the center of the cake. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. The center will fall slightly as it cools. When cool, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Cream together the remaining ½ cup butter, peanut butter, and confectioners’ sugar using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the cream, continuing to beat for 15 minutes.
  • Frost and decorate the torte with peanut butter frosting. Arrange the cookie halves, cut side down, in a circle in the center of the torte. Gently press cookie crumbs into the side of the torte, and sprinkle any remaining crumbs on the top.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cut into ¼" cubes, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 cup superfine sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 6 Oreo cookies, cut in half
  • ¾ cup Oreo cookie crumbs

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9" springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and ½ cup butter in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Blend in the vanilla extract. Set aside. Whisk together the egg yolks and ⅓ cup superfine sugar until thick. Add the chocolate mixture and flour. Set aside.
  • Whip together the egg whites and cream of tartar, using an electric mixer on a high speed, until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the remaining superfine sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Repeat until all the egg whites are incorporated.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs when inserted in the center of the cake. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. The center will fall slightly as it cools. When cool, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Cream together the remaining ½ cup butter, peanut butter, and confectioners’ sugar using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the cream, continuing to beat for 15 minutes.
  • Frost and decorate the torte with peanut butter frosting. Arrange the cookie halves, cut side down, in a circle in the center of the torte. Gently press cookie crumbs into the side of the torte, and sprinkle any remaining crumbs on the top.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat16g
Cholesterol150mg
Sodium110mg
Total Carbohydrate52g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars41g
Protein7g