Chocolate Torte

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Rich, chocolatey, mouth-watering…. and 100% Maximized! This decadent chocolate torte makes a perfect dessert for any excuse you can find. Make it even more delicious by topping it with fresh organic heavy whipping cream or fresh organic strawberries! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (no sugar – check the label)
  • Stevia equivalent to approximately 1 cup of sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup water (or unsweetened almond milk – I use the chocolate flavor) (You could use coffee.)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Process pecans in food processor ‐ pulse until they are meal, not quite as small as corn meal.
  3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and pulse again.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and process until well‐blended.
  5. Pour into a cake pan or spring form pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The exact time will vary with the pan. Start checking at 20 minutes. When you can smell it baking, it is a good time to start checking for doneness. When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, the torte is done.
  6. After cooling, place in refrigerator to chill it.
  7. Top it with a strawberry sauce (made by putting a bag of organic frozen strawberries in a small pot with a few drops of water and some stevia to taste until it is hot) OR whipped fresh organic heavy whipping cream.

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Lin Hardick

About Lin Hardick

Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More