Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you will need to complete this recipe:

  • 150g good quality dark chocolate
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 250g caster or superfine sugar
  • 100g almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee-based liquid (espresso or a coffee liqueur)


Here are the directions that you will need to follow to complete this recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius
  2. Grease a cake pan and line it high with baking paper as the cake will rise a lot.
  3. Separate your eggs. The whites should go into a large mixing bowl for whipping later.
  4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. While it melts, chop the chocolate if you’re using a block. Once the butter has melted, turn off the heat and add the chocolate.
  5. Once the chocolate has melted, into the pan add the cocoa powder, almond meal, and most of the sugar (Leave some for dusting). Mix well.
  6. The mixture should be cool enough. Mix the yolks in one at a time. Finally, stir in the vanilla and coffee.
  7. Next, whip the egg whites. After 10 seconds, add the sugar and salt, and whip it until stiff peaks form.
  8. Add 1/4 of the whites into the saucepan and mix it in. Now pour the batter into the whites and fold it in. When the mixture looks uniform, pour it slowly into a cake pan.
  9. Put the cake in the oven. This may take a long time to bake. Potentially over an hour. To know how it’s done, insert a knife through the center, and it should come out relatively clean.
  10. The cake will sink as it cools. You can taste this cake after an hour of cooling, as there is something nice about this cake when it’s warm and soft but it will improve in taste and texture overnight.