Flourless Chocolate Torte whole overhead square


Calling all chocolate lovers! This chocolate torte is dense, rich & chocolaty. And amazingly it’s gluten-free too! The perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords chocolate, dessert, easy recipe, flourless cake, gluten free, special occasion, Valentines Day
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 417 kcal
Author Linda Warren


Chocolate Torte

  • 10 oz Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 9 eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Confectioner’s sugar

Raspberry Sauce

  • 2 pints fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons cornstarch (optional)


Chocolate Torte

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a springform pan and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Place chocolate in large measuring cup and melt in microwave oven in 30 second increments until almost melted. Stir until smooth.
  3. Divide the egg yolks and egg whites.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar for 5-7 minutes until the texture is very creamy and the color has lightened. 
  5. Add the egg yolks, a couple at a time, and continue mixing until well incorporated. 

  6. Add cocoa powder and mix thoroughly. 

  7. Fold in melted chocolate and set aside.

  8. Whip egg whites until medium stiff peaks form. 
  9. Fold into chocolate batter until no white shows. 

  10. Pour into springform pan. 

  11. Place on center rack in oven and bake for 45 minutes. 
  12. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack for half hour. 

  13. Remove sides of pan and sprinkle top with confectioner’s sugar. 

  14. Garnish with 1 cup raspberries just prior to serving. 

Raspberry Sauce

  1. Place 2 pints raspberries and sugar in a small saucepan.

  2. Heat over medium low heat until sugar is dissolved.

  3. Strain through sieve or strainer to remove seed.

  4. Wipe sauce pan clean and place strained berry mixture back into pan. Add small amount of cornstarch and bring to a low simmer for a few minutes, stirring often. Remove and let cool.

  5. Drizzle a small amount on each serving plate and place a slice of chocolate torte on top. Garnish with raspberries and a mint leaf.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.