The Torta Tenerina, literally meaning 'tender cake' was created in the early 1900s by Ferrara’s gourmands in honor of Elena Petrovich, queen of Montenegro, who married the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III (she was a sweet queen with a tender heart).
Its delicate crust gives way effortlessly to a silky, buttery centre that melts in the mouth. Make sure to use the finest dark chocolate you can find, and serve with a sweet dusting of icing sugar. If you really want to go decadent, you can serve your Torta Tenerina with a generous spoon of mascarpone cream.
Dust with icing sugar to serve.
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