Dark chocolate almond torte

Large round chocolate cake with nuts, bowl of cream and cups of coffee & plunger.
This elegant dark chocolate torte is the perfect treat for all chocolate lovers.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 1 round cake (20cm)


  • 1 cup FreshLife almond Flour 100g
  • 3 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 120 g dark chocolate chopped (or dark chocolate chips)
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate ganache


  • Pre heat oven to 180°C. Line or butter a 20cm round cake tin and dust with extra cocoa powder.
  • Combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring until smooth in a microwave (10-20 seconds at a time) or on a stove over low heat. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Fold the chocolate mixture followed by the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until everything is just incorporated.
  • Pour the torte batter in the prepared tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out dry.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a rack to cool completely.
  • Chocolate ganache: Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream until hot and pour over the chocolate. Wait for the chocolate to melt and stir until the ganache is smooth. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle the chocolate ganache all over the torte and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Leave the topping to firm up before serving.
  • Serve with whipped cream.
Keyword gluten free, kid friendly, vegetarian
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