This easy Flourless Chocolate Torte is such a delicious keto chocolate dessert – a magical hybrid of cake and fudge and brownies! Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, even sugar-free… 100 % decadent and delicious.
“Guys, meet Lindsey Dietz from All the Nourishing Things, a blog about uncomplicated real food and holistic living! You’re going to love Lindsey because *spoiler alert* she’s about to tell you that you can have your chocolate cake on a keto diet and eat it too!
Another thing I LOVE about Lindsay is that she does not do complicated! She gets how stressful it can get trying to balance being a momma with following a paleo/keto lifestyle. We don’t have the time or energy to do cook separate meals for everyone or do complicated things in the kitchen. Instead, she focuses on simple yet delicious food that is 100% kid-approved.
Sounds pretty good, huh?”
– Love, Cheryl
We don’t eat out very often…
And it’s not really because it’s expensive… even though it is. But hey, on a day when I forget to meal plan and don’t want to cook, I’m happy to pay extra.
It’s not really because the food quality isn’t that great… even though it’s not. I’m a big believer in the 80/20 rule, so I go all out when it’s 20% time. 😉
We don’t eat out very often because we live 65 miles from the nearest restaurant that isn’t burgers and fries only.
(“Welcome to the woods,” our friends repeatedly joked during our first year living in Northeastern Minnesota on the beautifully pristine North Shore of Lake Superior.)
So, when you eat out as little as we do, and you don’t eat sugar, restaurant desserts are, like, a once-or-twice-a-year occasion. If I’m going to splurge on dessert, it’s almost always going to be flourless chocolate cake. (Wipes drool from mouth while typing…)
Paleo & Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake
Flourless keto chocolate cake has got to be the most decadent, most amazing, almost sinful thing on Earth.
Not airy like a regular cake, not dense like fudge, not exactly gooey like brownies, this keto chocolate dessert is this sort of magical hybrid of cake and fudge and brownies!
As its name suggests, this keto chocolate dessert torte contains no flour — not coconut flour, not cassava flour, not almond flour, not wheat flour. Rather, it achieves this fabulous texture with lots and lots of f-a-t. (I sure hope that’s not a naughty word for you because we’re about to get involved with a lot of fat here.)
Eggs, chocolate, ghee or coconut oil… so. much. fat. And if you’re keto, you know that fat is king.
If anything’s the flour in this Flourless Chocolate Torte, it’s the cacao powder — which basically doubles the amount of chocolate in the recipe.
Notice that this keto chocolate cake recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, coconut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, even sugar-free. It is not, however, egg-free, so…
I’m egg-free. Is there a substitute?
I know, I know. This keto chocolate dessert recipe is dairy-free, nut-free, coconut-free, grain-free, soy-free, peanut-free, and nut-free… but the damn thing still has eggs.
This keto chocolate dessert does not contain a raising agent, such as baking soda, and relies on eggs to give it a slight rise.
Like a souffle, the eggs puff up the keto chocolate torte and give lightness to what would otherwise be a dense and dry cake. Dry torte = no bueno. For this reason, typical egg substitutes — like chia seeds, flax seeds, or gelatin eggs — will not give you a successful result.
Sorry, Y’all. I tried. I really tried.
I’m not keto/low-carb. Do I have to use a low-carb sweetener?
You don’t *have* to do anything. 😉 So, no, a low-carb sweetener is not going to make or break this flourless keto chocolate torte dessert.
If you prefer to use “regular” chocolate chips and a “regular” sweetener, go for it! I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips best because they’re allergy-free and have only 3 ingredients.
Non-keto/low-carb sweetener options are coconut palm sugar, sucanat, or even muscovado sugar. Notice these are all granulated sweeteners?
I don’t recommend trying this keto chocolate dessert torte with honey or maple syrup, as these will affect the liquid ratio of the torte. If you try it and it works, though, please do leave a comment and let me know!
However, if you don’t want to use a keto/low-carb sweetener because you’re unfamiliar or unsure about them, I get it.
Unsure about keto/low-carb sweeteners?
I mean, artificial sweeteners are bad enough, right?
The potential side effects — like arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer — of using aspartame, sucralose, and other no-calorie sweeteners just aren’t worth it. I definitely don’t want that junk anywhere near my family. But what about alternative sweeteners?
I felt that way about alternative sweeteners once, too.
Like you, I’m a label-reader. So seeing words like “xylitol” and “erythritol” — admittedly hard to pronounce words — was a total turn-off. I wouldn’t even give recipes with those ingredients a second look.
Then, I did a bunch of research, and my fears were put to rest. I began using alternative sweeteners and experiencing them for myself!
I even created my own blend of erythritol (the safest and best alternative sweetener, in my opinion) and stevia, called Dietz Sweet! Making a DIY alternative sweetener blend saves so much money over buying pre-made blends. And, you can sub Dietz Sweet 1:1 for sugar! So, use it to make your own favorites low-carb and healthier!
Knowing I probably wasn’t the only person with questions about keto sweeteners, I put all my research into a Guide To Alternative Sweeteners…
Want to read about them for yourself and make an informed decision about whether they’re right for you? Download my FREE Guide To Alternative Sweeteners here!
In this free, 26-page guide, you will learn:
- what alternative sweeteners (like erythritol and xylitol) really are;
- how alternative sweeteners compare to whole sweeteners, like honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar;
- when you should NOT use alternative sweeteners (not everything is for everybody, right?);
- 7 reasons why you should use keto sweeteners
- how alternative sweeteners rank on the glycemic index compared to other foods and sweeteners;
- which alternative sweetener I use in all of my keto recipes!
Already know you love healthy sugar-free desserts?
Have you had to break up with sugar (and whole sweeteners) due to blood sugar imbalance, gut issues like candida, weight problems, or food allergies? Or you know it’s time to end your love affair with sugar but the thought of going without sweets is killing you?
You love dessert…
But unfortunately, dessert doesn’t love you back. 🙁
What can you do? Are you destined for a life without sweets? Or are you willing to make some lifestyle changes, like cutting sugar?
- Eating dessert no longer has to feel like a guilty pleasure.
- Dessert really is a healthy part of an overall nourishing diet.
- You really can eat cheesecake, pie, cake, cookies, and more without upsetting your stomach?
- Dessert doesn’t have to spike your blood sugar.
- You can actually have your cake… and eat it too!
Your favorite sweets… Pie, cheesecake, cookies, ice cream, and more have been transformed into nourishing, low-carb, allergy-friendly desserts!
This eCookbook has over 55 original keto/low-carb dessert recipes with only Real Food Ingredients. Every recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free — just like the delicious Keto Chocolate Cake recipe below!
I want to make every bite count… and I know you do, too! If we’re going to eat dessert, we want it to satisfy a sweet tooth AND nourish our bodies, right?
In Sweet Without Sugar, ingredients like pastured eggs, butter, fiber-rich coconut flour, and almond flour, cultured cream cheese, Fair Trade chocolate, and coconut oil prevail.
So, if you’re dealing with gut pathogens, like candida, not a single ingredient in this book will contribute to pathogenic overgrowth.
If your blood sugar is unstable — from hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, or even full-blown diabetes — not one recipe in this book will cause a spike in blood sugar or result in you giving yourself extra insulin.
If you’re living a low-carb lifestyle, such as a Ketogenic diet, each of these recipes is low in carbs and high in healthy fats. You’ll feel like your indulging in a guilty pleasure, but you’re really not!
Classic Recipes Like…
- No-Roll Pastry Crust
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie
- French Meringue
- New York Cheesecake
- Double Chocolate Cheesecake
- Plain Jane Vanilla Ice Cream
- Mint Chip Ice Cream
- Easy Strawberry Sauce
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Citron Tart
- Lime Curd
- Chocolate Cake
- Jaconde Sponge (Swiss Roll Cake)
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- Memaw’s Chocolate Pie
- Orange & Dark Chocolate Milano Tart
- Toasted Coconut Butter
- Thin Mint Tart
- Chocolate Curd
- Orange-Vanilla Cake
- Cherry Ripple Cheesecake
- Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake
- Strawberry-Lemon Swiss Roll
- No-Peanut Butter Cookies
- Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
- Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream
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Are you ready to change your perspective on dessert? Are you ready to give up sugar once and for all without sacrificing the sweet foods you love?
Now, are you ready for this fabulously rich and decadent 6-ingredient Paleo & Keto Chocolate Dessert recipe?!
Eeeek! I’m so excited to share this Keto Chocolate Dessert Torte recipe with you!
Cook’s Tips for making this Keto Chocolate Torte Dessert:
- You can use non-stevia chocolate chips as well. Enjoy Life is a fair trade, allergy-free brand. However, these are sweetened with cane sugar, and therefore, not keto/low-carb. They are also sweeter than Lily’s chocolate chips, which means you’ll have to adjust the amount of sweetener in the recipe.
- You can use the whole, granulated sweetener of your choice instead of a low-carb sweetener. The recipe will not be keto/low-carb, however. I recommend using an equal amount of coconut sugar or sucanat in place of the low-carb sweetener. Using maple syrup or honey will affect the liquid ratio of the recipe, so these are not recommended.
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6-Ingredient Paleo & Keto Flourless Chocolate Torte Dessert
This easy Flourless Chocolate Torte is such a delicious keto chocolate dessert - a magical hybrid of cake and fudge and brownies! Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, even sugar-free... 100 % decadent and delicious.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lightly grease a 7-inch springform pan and place a piece of parchment, cut to fit, in the bottom of the springform pan. Set aside.
- Add fat of choice and chocolate chips to a double boiler or bain marie and melt over low heat, whisking together until smooth.
- In a separate, medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sweetener, eggs, cacao powder, vanilla, and salt.
- When the fat and chocolate are melted completely and smooth, add it to the sweetener-egg mixture.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Pour into prepared springform pan.
- Bake 32 to 35 minutes, or until the top of the torte forms a dome and the torte begins pulling away from the sides of the pan.
- Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack to cool.
- Remove springform from the pan and serve!
- Top with fresh berries, whipped coconut cream, or a dusting of cacao powder.
* You can use non-stevia chocolate chips as well. Enjoy Life is a fair trade, allergy-free brand. However, these are sweetened with cane sugar, and therefore, not keto/low-carb. They are also sweeter than Lily's chocolate chips, which means you'll have to adjust the amount of sweetener in the recipe. ** You can use the whole, granulated sweetener of your choice instead of a low-carb sweetener. The recipe will not be keto/low-carb, however. I recommend using an equal amount of coconut sugar or sucanat in place of the low-carb sweetener. Using maple syrup or honey will affect the liquid ratio of the recipe, so these are not recommended.