February 10, 2015

Flourless Chocolate Torte

Welcome to the second day of my Valentine's Day Week of Chocolate! I'm not developing a new post every day this week (although the last two days were!). Instead, I'm posting on my Instagram every day. Follow along @bikinibakerblog. :-)

Today I present... a Flourless Chocolate Torte.

I'm sad to say that the heart looks like a broken heart. But let me also say that the cracks did not affect the taste! I think this torte broke its own heart because it is so yummy. ;-)

This torte is dense, rich, and the chick peas are undetectable. Did I say chick peas?? Yep, another recipe that sneaks in some veggies. Funny how chocolate and vegetables seem to go together like peas and, well,... chocolate. ;-)

You know I'm a fan of easy too. Once again, you need only to blend everything in a food processor or high powered blender (Like a Vitamix. My shoddy Oster brand did not do the trick.).

Flourless Chocolate Torte
Makes 9 pie slices per 9" cake pan
Original Recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy

1 (15-oz) can (chick peas) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 eggs
⅓ cup applesauce
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. Truvia Baking Blend
½ tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
powdered sugar, for topping
Optional: chocolate chips, fruit, chocolate sauce for topping

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9" round cake pan with cooking spray. Drain and rinse garbanzo beans. Blend in food processor until very fine.

2. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler until smooth.

3. Add melted chocolate into food processor and blend until evenly mixed. You may need to scrape down the sides a few times.

4. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth, scraping down sides if necessary.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Tap pan on counter a few times to let bubbles escape.

6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Be careful not to bake too long (I think that's how mine cracked. It was still moist though.)

7. Let cool completely before slicing. Store in fridge and serve cold.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: per slice
Calories: 231
Fat: 6.1 g
Saturated fat: 1.9 g
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Sugar: 10.6 g
Sodium: 93 mg
Fiber: 7.7 g
Protein: 10 g
Cholesterol: 49 mg


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