Flourless rich french torte

Flourless rich french torte
It is made with ground almonds rather than flour, for a light moist crumb, but the overwhelming flavour is dark chocolate. It doesn’t need any icing or sauce but is wonderful served slightly warm with a strong coffee ice-cream. 

2 x 100g bars Divine dark chocolate

200g unsalted butter

4 large free range eggs, at room temperature, separated

100g caster sugar

50g light muscovado sugar

100g ground almonds

icing sugar for dusting

23cm springclip tin, greased and base-lined

Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. 

 Break up the chocolate, put into a heatproof bowl with the diced butter and melt gently. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool until needed. 

 Put the egg yolks and both sugars into the bowl of a food mixer. 

 Beat with the whisk attachment until very thick and fluffy. Gently stir in the cooled chocolate mixture and the ground almonds. 

Whip the egg whites until stiff. Using a large metal spoon, very gently fold the whites into the chocolate mixture in three batches. 

 Spoon into the prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake in the heated  oven for 30 minutes until the centre is barely set. Remove the tin from the oven and set on a wire rack. Leave to cool for 15 minutes and then carefully remove the torte from the tin. Dust with icing sugar and serve just warm or at room temperature. Best eaten within 2 days. 

Photo by Lisa Barber for Divine chocolate


Main ingredients
Chocolate, Eggs

Recipe Type


Special Info
Gluten free

Level of Difficulty

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