Flourless Chocolate Torte

Flourless Chocolate Torte by Create With Joy
When you’re in the mood for something sumptuous – when you want to create a romantic ambiance – when you want to combine smooth, rich chocolate with heartfelt romance – surprise your loved one with a decadently delicious heart-shaped Flourless Chocolate Torte!

The recipe consists of two parts – the creation of the torte and the glaze. For best results, allow two days to complete the recipe (or start baking early in the day!)

I used a beautiful array of raspberries, blackberries and fresh mint leaves to garnish my torte, but feel free to use whatever you like!

Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe

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Flourless Chocolate Torte – Ingredients

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder for Dusting
1 and 2/3 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate
3/4 Cups Unsalted Butter Cut Into Pieces
5 Large Egg Yolks
1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 Tablespoon Dark Rum
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Pinch Salt
3 Large Egg Whites
Chocolate Glaze (below)
Mint Garnish

Flourless Chocolate Torte – Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

2. Grease the bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan and dust with Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. (Note: I substituted a WholePort 10-inch Heart-Shaped Baking Pan with an easy-to-remove bottom for a stunning, decorative effect!)

Torte Step 2

3. Combine the chocolate and butter in a microwavable safe bowl and heat gently in 15 second increments, whisking until smooth.

Torte Step 3

4. In a bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks, ¼ cup sugar, dark rum, vanilla and salt until thick and pale yellow.

Torte Step 4a

Gradually add the chocolate mixture, beating until well blended.

Torte Step 4b

Set aside.

Torte Step 4c

5. In a clean bowl with a clean whisk, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add the remaining 2T of sugar and continue to beat until medium stiff peaks form.

Torte Step 5a

In two batches, fold the eggs whites into the chocolate mixture.

Torte Step 5b

6. Pour batter into the prepared pan spreading evenly.

Torte Step 6

7. Bake until the cake puffs slightly and a tester comes out moist but not liquid, approximately 30 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Torte Step 7

8. Remove from the pan and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until very cold – for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Chocolate Glaze Recipe – Ingredients

2 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate
3/4 Cups Unsalted Butter Cut Into Pieces
3 T Light Corn Syrup

Chocolate Glaze Recipe – Instructions

1. Combine the chocolate and butter in a microwavable safe bowl and heat gently in 15 second increments, whisking until smooth.

Glaze Step 1

2. Whisk in the light corn syrup until smooth and glossy.

3. Set the cold cake on a wire rack over a large baking sheet.

Glaze Step 3a

Slowly pour the warm glaze over the center of the cake.

Glaze Step 3b

The glaze should cover the surface of the cake evenly, spilling over the edges and running down the sides.

Glaze Step 3c

4. Cool in the refrigerator until the glaze sets for or more hours.

5. Garnish and serve.

Get Your Chef On Cooking Challenge

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I created this recipe for the May 2013 Get Your Chef On Challenge, where co-hosts and judges Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus and Julie from White Lights On Wednesday have chosen Chocolate as our Secret Ingredient. The recipe is adapted from The Williams Sonoma Baking Book.

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If you liked this recipe, here’s a few more Chocolate Recipes you may also enjoy:

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123 Responses to “Flourless Chocolate Torte”

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  1. Patricia
    Twitter: SugarSpiceATN

    I just know that this is the fat-free kind of torte that I absolutely love.MMmmm!!

    It’s now going on my Pinterest “Dessert” board!

  2. Janis Cox
    Twitter: authorjaniscox

    OH that looks so good. The only thing I have to find a substitute for is the cane sugar as I am allergic. Any ideas? I can’t have wheat, potatoes, soy or cane sugar. (or almonds)

    Following you at Hip Homeschool Moms
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

  3. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I love Chocolate Desserts! =)
    This looks so yummmy!

  4. Jen Marrs says:

    Now this looks super chocolate filled yummy!

  5. Wow – stopping by from the challenge… this looks nice and chocolate-ty!

  6. Tanusree says:

    wow. this looks rich and delicious !

  7. adinparadise says:

    This looks so good, especially done in the heart-shaped pan.

  8. Paula
    Twitter: Paula_CallMePMc

    Love this. I’ve eaten Flourless cake before, but never made one. Pinning to go back to. Love this chalenge.

  9. Cynthia says:

    What a great recipe and I bet this is divine. Looks rich! Thanks for sharing.


  10. Michelle says:

    My goodness, this glaze! I would probably have to make extra since so much would disappear on my spoon.
    Stopping in from GYCO.

  11. Emily says:

    wow, I look at the recipe and I wonder what is holding it together :o) Looks yummy though! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays :o) Can’t wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!

  12. Kammie says:

    This is gorgeous, I love the heart shape! 🙂

    Hopping over from SITS sharefest!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  13. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Thank you for sharing at the hop! xo

  14. Michelle says:

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  15. Miz Helen says:

    Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  16. Ritchil says:

    I love chocolate cakes and this one looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    I’m a new follower from Let’s Get Social Sunday. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!


  17. This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for my new heart tin!

    Thanks for sharing

  18. Sarah says:

    Lovely linkups this week. This chocolate torte looks especially yummy!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  19. Carole says:

    Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is all about cakes? This is the link . There are over 40 great links there already. I do hope to see you there. Cheers

  20. Jackie says:

    Looks really good! Thanks for posting on Tried and True recipes: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/05/tried-and-true-recipe-14.html

  21. Cecelia
    Twitter: celialarsen

    Oh wow! The chocolate and raspberry theme has my mouth watering, and this looks pretty easy! Thanks for sharing – I’ll be trying it soon.

  22. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Oh wow! Indeed. YUMMMMMMMMMMM

  23. JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    I love chocolate… this looks heavenly!!!

  24. Melissa
    Twitter: feministtexican

    Oooooh, this looks delicious! Beautifully done!

  25. That looks SOO delicious!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  26. Carole says:

    So glad you popped over to Carole’s Chatter and linked in! I am now following you with my new friend Bloglovin. Cheers

  27. Mariely says:

    Great recipe- I love chocolate! The heart shape is super cute 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the Less Laundry, More Linking party. Hope to see you there again next week!

  28. NIcki Lewis says:

    That looks so yum and cute

  29. Pam@over50feeling40
    Twitter: over50feeling40

    Looks so good and perhaps a little less guilt!! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday blog hop!

  30. K says:

    I’ve been trying to do gluten free as much as possible, but sadly haven’t found a lot of flourless yummies that are beautiful…. This is a work of art! Thank you for sharing!
    This is an outstanding blog!! I found you through the blog hop and am so glad I did; I am your newest follower, and can’t wait for more! Hoping you’ll stop by and say hi sometime! wanderlust-wishlist.blogspot.com

  31. Jhanis says:

    This would be perfect for Valentine’s day! Thanks for sharing!
    Dropping by from SITS, have a great day!

  32. that sounds like a lovely gluten free treat

  33. Tamara says:

    Thank you for linking this up to Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party!
    It looks delicious and there are many gluten-free people in my life that I bake for.

  34. Miz Helen says:

    Your Flourless Chocolate Torte looks so rich and delicious, I would sure love a slice of this special treat. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  35. Nancherrow says:

    Thanks looks perfectly yummy and the ideal treat to serve to my gluten free friends. Thanks!


  36. YUM! This is EXACTLY what I need for Valentine’s day, as I’m gluten free. Hopping over from SITS.

  37. I’m a sucker for chocolate anything and this looks right up my alley! Sinfully delicious! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  38. swathi says:

    Delicious chocolate torte, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

  39. This looks so decadent. Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays.

  40. Anne says:

    I will be trying this one for sure! It looks so pretty and the addition of fresh fruit is always a pretty plus! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your week.

  41. heidi says:

    The torte looks beautiful. And I bet it tastes wonderful.

  42. deb p says:

    Looks yummy , I would like to try this one.

  43. Claire says:

    This looks so yummy, i could just eat a slice 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  44. Sandi says:

    Mmm, yum! Looks simply decadent! Thanks for sharing the recipe and Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful Valentines Day weekend.

  45. LaVoice says:

    A sweet way to enjoy Va;Valentine day with someone special.

  46. Beverly says:

    I’ll be right over. Now, don’t go eating it all before I get there. lol

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day.♥

  47. Leslie says:

    Yum, this looks good! I’d eat it with strawberries.

  48. Beverly says:

    Wow, this looks so yummy and I like that there is no flour. Love the pan. This would be great for Valentine’s Day.

    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,

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