Chocotorta or sometimes called Chocoloca you are not very likely to have heard of this dessert unless you have visited Argentina at least once in your life. In my opinion it is the Argentine version of Tiramisu, even though it tastes nothing like a tiramisu the technique is similar and I love it!!! It is probably my most favourite argentine dessert and is traditionally made for special occasions such as Birthdays or Weddings.
Anyway I believe anyone can give this a go no matter where you are in the world, with a little creative substitution of course.
If you can’t get a hold of store bought Dulce de leche you can either make it from scratch like this or you can make a quicker version by boiling a tin of condensed milk like this.
For biscuit substitutions use any type of dry plain biscuit that will soak up liquid well, but make sure it is not too sweet as the dulce de leche is plenty sweet enough. I have once tried ginger snap biscuits which was interesting but a little too sweet.
So here it is, a lot easier than a traditional tiramisu.
– 300 grams casancrem (sour cream)
– 300 grams dulce de leche
– 300 grams chocolinas (or any substitute biscuit)
– 2 cups boiling water
– 2 Tablespoons instant coffee
– 1 Tablespoon Sugar
– 50 grams dark chocolate grated
1. Mix together the water, coffee and sugar in a large dish, big enough to dip your cookies in, until coffee is dissolved.
2. In a medium bowl whip together the sour cream and the dulce de leche until well mixed and slightly fluffy.
3. Get out a glass dish about 35 x 20cm.
4. Dip a couple of the biscuits in the coffee mixture for a few seconds each side, only dip a couple at a time otherwise by the time you get them out you may find they have dissolved completely.
5. Lay 1/3 of the biscuits in a layer on the bottom of your glass dish.
6. Spoon over 1/3 of the dulce de leche mixture and repeat until all the ingredients are taken up, ending in the dulce de leche layer.
7. Sprinkle with the dark chocolate
8. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight for the ingredients to mix a little and for it to firm up.
9. Slice into square portions, spoon out and serve.