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Paleo Almond Chocolate Torte
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I am not a huge chocolate lover (believe it or not) but I love using my spring form pan and my husband loves chocolate. I decided to create this paleo almond chocolate torte for him to enjoy with a romantic dinner for two!

Almond Chocolate Torte

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil, melted for coating pan
  • 1 1/2 cups whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brush melted coconut oil on the bottom and 2 inches up to a 10-inch-diameter springform pan.
  3. Combine almonds and 1/4 cup coconut sugar in your food processor. Blend until almonds are very finely ground.
  4. Transfer almond and sugar mixture to a medium mixing bowl
  5. In the same processor and add chocolate and 1/4 cup coconut sugar to processor. Blend until chocolate is finely ground but not let it begin to clump.  Add into almond mixture and combine.
  6. Using your hand mixer beat egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup coconut sugar in mixing bowl until mixture begins to thicken,  about 3-4 minutes. Add in almond extract and beat for another 30 seconds to incorporate. First fold in chocolate-almond mixture, then  mix in butter.
  7. Using your had mixer or a whisk beat egg whites and salt in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks begin to form. Fold whites into chocolate batter slowly but do not over mix.
  8. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.
  9. Cool  completely in pan on rack. Loosen pan and release sides on a serving platter or stand then enjoy.
Cindy Barbieri
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2 comments

  1. Can I sub almond flour for whole almonds?? If so, how much to measure??? Thanks, want to make this tonight!!

    Comment by lori on February 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  2. I am sure you can and try using 1 1/2 cups of almond flour.

    Comment by Cindy on February 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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