Aunt Marie’s Chocolate Lover’s Frozen Torte
February is the month of love, chocolate, flowers, and sometimes even sharing a sweet slice from a favorite recipe passed along over the generations like Jen Foreman’s Aunt Marie’s Chocolate Lover’s Frozen Torte.
This meringue-based cake layered with creamy chocolate filling is delicious! With a long history as a family treat, this Chocolate Lover’s Frozen Torte originated over fifty years ago through Jen’s Aunt Marie, an Italian in-law of the Murphy family who was from Connecticut.
Aunt Marie frequently prepared this chocolate torte for family parties. The specialty eventually served as a gathering tradition between the second and third generations of the family. Today Jen continues to prepare the Frozen Chocolate Torte for a variety of her own family occasions and it has also become a favorite of her husband Rob.
The parchment paper used to pipe the shape of meringue circles was not readily available at supermarkets during Jen’s childhood when she was first learning to prepare the Torte. Today Jen chuckles with humor in the creative application the Murphy clan would implement using plain ole grocery store paper bags to serve as the circular base.
With February being the month of love, it seems Jen has the chocolate and a sweet slice from an old family recipe to prepare for her husband Rob well covered. As for the flowers, well, maybe this loving shared recipe between two combined meringues will inspire a sweet little February idea for her better half too.