In 1993, my husband and I knew we were soon facing an empty nest. Wanting to capture as many family memories as possible before they flew the coop, we decided to take both Amy and Eric (our teenage kids) to Europe. Nothing screams family bonding time like vacationing together. Looking back at our trip by plane, train, and automobile, we cherish both the great moments, and laugh at the not-so-great ones. Our favorite stop was Vienna, home of the spectacular Schonbrunn Palace.

And oh, the desserts. Sachertorte. Every hotel and bakery had their own version, and we made it our goal to try as many variations as possisble.

The difference between a traditional cake and a torte? A torte calls from little to no flour, which fits in great with a low-carb, keto diet.

This recipe has been in my file for a long while. Not sure of it’s origins, but I’ve kept the splattered-on recipe card because it’s one of my favorite recipes to serve on special occasions, or when I’m having a major chocolate craving. The challenge for me was to eliminate the sugar and replace the white flour without losing any of the torte’s spectacular flavor and texture.

Two trial runs later, I hit pay dirt. Using only seven ingredients, it takes about 20 minutes to prepare, keeping with my “keto made simple” mantra. All tortes need to be chilled overnight, so you’ll want to plan ahead and make it the day/night before you serve.

Start by melting dark chocolate (85% cacao or higher), butter, and milk in a saucepan. Then beat eggs and flavorings with the Truvia and almond flour for ten minutes. I remember the days before free-standing mixers, hands cramping, standing over the electric mixer waiting for the timer. I cannot live without my free-standing mixer – a huge time saver. They’re reasonably priced and worth their weight in gold.

From there, you’ll add the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and pour into a springform pan. Then a 35 minute trip into the oven. Don’t worry when you notice the center of the torte has sunk below the outside.  That means you’ve done it right. After spending the night in the fridge, it becomes a dense, decadent chocolate dessert.  Serve with my low carb berry sauce chocolate glaze (see below for recipe) and whipped cream, or dust with Swerve Confectioners.

Lately I’ve been drizzling this chocolate glaze over the top: 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 ounces dark chocolate (85% cacao), 1 T butter and 1/2 t Truvia. Melt in microwave for 1 minute and stir. Takes 2 minutes start to finish and only adds 0.4 net carbs per serving. Husband, Mike, gives it 2 thumbs up. Double chocolate yum!

Using a sharp knife, slice into small wedges (that’s all you’ll be able to eat!), and wipe the knife off after each slice. If you’re serving a big group, cut into bite-size squares. It also freezes beautifully! Always bring to room temperature before serving.

 

 

Ultimate Dark Chocolate Torte

An elegant, velvety-smooth dark chocolate torte that's low in carbs, and high in flavor. Serve this decadent dessert with raspberry sauce, or chocolate glaze. Top with sugar-free whipped topping.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best keto low carb chocolate desserts, keto chocolate desserts, keto dark chocolate torte, keto desserts, keto torte, low carb chocolate desserts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Joanie Robach

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Bar 4 bars
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 5 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 packets Truvia 3-1/2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup almond flour

Toppings

  • Sugar-free raspberry jam See recipe link in blog.
  • Raspberries for garnish
  • Swerve confectioners

Instructions

  • Combine chocolate, butter and milk in a heavy saucepan and stir over low heat until melted. Cool for 20 minutes. Line the bottom of springform pan with parchment paper.
  • In mixing bowl beat eggs, vanilla and almond extract until combined. Add Truvia and almond flour. Beat on high for 10 minutes.
  • Stir chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
    Keto Friendly Chocolate Torte
  • Pour into springform pan and bake in a 325-degree F oven for 35 minutes. The outer 1/3 of top of torte will be slightly puffed and the center will appear under-baked.
    Keto Friendly Chocolate Torte
  • Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Dip a knife in warm water and loosen side of torte from the pan. Cool the torte for 2 hours. Remove sides of pan and wrap torte in foil. Chill overnight.
  • Before serving, bring the torte to room temperature.
  • Serve with berry sauce, whipped sugar-free heavy cream, sift Swerve Confectioners or bathed in chocolate glaze (recipe in post).

Notes

Link for sugar-free raspberry jam is in blog above. 
Recipe for chocolate glaze in blog post.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Dark Chocolate Torte
Amount per Serving
Calories
208
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Cholesterol
 
67
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
78
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
230
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
260
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
42
mg
4
%
Iron
 
4.6
mg
26
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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