This really is better than any other flourless chocolate torte from any fine restaurant (and believe me, I've tried quite a few!). I think most of the poor reviews must be from people who don't know what to expect - definitely NOT a cake like texture, or even fudge or cheesecake like. And yes, it is very rich, and should be served cut in the smallest slice you can manage, and savored in small mouthfuls. It has a wonderful, dry but silky texture which will literally melt in your mouth. Also, any chocolate lovers will thank you for NOT adding anything that will ruin that texture - nuts, granola, sauces with seeds, etc. I did not have a 10" pan, so I scaled the recipe to 10 servings so it would fit into my 8" pan. The scaling resulted in 3 and 3/4 eggs, which I interpreted as 3 whole eggs, and 1 egg white. I also reduced my baking time to 38 minutes since I had a smaller cake. I was a bit impatient after I took it out of the fridge, and tried to slice it right away, resulting a some crumbling - it was much better when I waited 30 minutes, and also used the tip about running the knife under hot water in between slices. Thanks Maggie - my daughter (who also is a chocolate lover) said that we no longer need to order the expensive torte from the gourmet chocolate store!
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This really is better than any other flourless chocolate torte from any fine restaurant (and...