chocolate torte
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Utterly Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Torte

My rich and decadent chocolate torte is another one of what I call my show stopping desserts. As with all my recipes, this one is grain free (not just gluten!) but for once it does contain dairy. A combination of double cream and yoghurt give this torte it’s beautiful fudgey consistency.

As I’ve mentioned before, I make my own home-fermented yoghurt from whole goat milk, which my entire family tolerates. It’s a wonderful way of getting natural probiotic goodness into our daily lives. You can use any type of yoghurt in this torte though, so feel free to substitute for your favourite.

You’ll notice this recipe has a lot of dark chocolate in it. I use good quality 70% cocoa solids, as I feel it equates to the perfect amount of sweetness without having to add any extra. This is a real treat of a pud, that won’t leave you riding the blood sugar roller coaster afterwards. You really can have your cake and eat it too!

Ingredients for a 12 slice Chocolate Torte

(crust) 200g ground pecans
50g ground flaxseed
60ml coconut oil + extra for greasing the dish
(filling) 300g 70% cocoa dark chocolate
300ml double cream, I use goats
75g butter or coconut oil


Step one: Use a coffee grinder or powerful blender to turn your pecans and flaxseed into a fine meal and make your crust by combining them with the coconut oil in a bowl. If you don’t have pecans, a mixture of other nuts work well instead.


Step two: Grease your pie dish with a generous glug of coconut oil, then tip the contents of the bowl in the middle. Using the palms of your hands spread the crust out evenly so the bottom and sides of the dish are completely covered. Put in the fridge for half an hour to harden up.


Step three: Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Warning: your hands will get very messy!


Step four: In a small saucepan gently heat the cream and butter/coconut oil, and remove from the heat as it begins to simmer. Once heated carefully pour all over the chocolate pieces.


Step five: Slowly stir, watching the mixture get more chocolatey by the second.


Step six (optional): Have a cheeky taste test.


Step seven: Take the crust out of the fridge and pour the chocolate mixture evenly into the middle. Pop back in the fridge for another half an hour before serving, or make in advance.


Your chocolate torte is ready to serve! Enjoy 🙂


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  1. […] tries’ has an utterly decadent gluten free chocolate torte, which is grain and sugar free and you certainly won’t feel as though you are missing out […]

  2. I will definitely be trying this – it looks and sounds delicious x

  3. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much Kirsty xx

  4. I love the pictures of your little helper! This looks delicious and a great cause too x #recipeoftheweek

  5. mummytries says:

    Thanks Fiona, what a lovely thing to say 🙂

  6. Who wouldn’t want a slice of this, yum! #Recipeoftheweek

  7. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much for your comment Cat, she is pretty adorable hey 😉 Please let me know how you get on if you give it a go. I’ve been making goats yoghurt recently, it’s so easy once you get into the swing of it!

  8. mummytries says:

    Thank you my lovely xx

  9. What an adorable helper you have! This looks delicious – I love how simple the ingredients are – something I can ACTUALLY make! Interesting about the goats yoghurt – it’s something I need to test out on myself since cutting out the cow’s – this might be a very good excuse to!

  10. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much Vicki, such a compliment coming from another cook 🙂

  11. mummytries says:

    I know you can’t have nuts lovely, but I think the chocolate mixture would work well with any pastry 🙂

  12. mummytries says:

    I know you can’t have nuts hon, but the chocolate mixture would work well with any pastry 🙂

  13. mummytries says:

    Really hope you like it! Please let me know how you get on 🙂

  14. Oh my gosh! This looks divine, I cannot wait to try it out #mmmmm

  15. Oh wow, yummy, adore pics of your little one, some uploaded sideways, not sure if they were meant to be, gorgeous post. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

  16. Oh my word that looks incredible!!!! YUM. I really want a slice…right…now! Well done for creating it for such a worthy cause too! Fabulous. You amazing mummy! 😉

  17. Your chocolate torte looks incredible. Well done you on being asked to take part. x

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