Flourless chocolate walnut torte – Secret Recipe Club

It’s Secret recipe club time again, and I’m super excited to share this recipe with you guys. I’m always on the lookout for flourless recipes since my dear friend Tammy isn’t able to eat gluten. I know so many of you out there are in the same boat, and it can be challenging to find desserts that you can eat. Not only does this dessert melt in your mouth, but it has hints of a chocolate and walnut crunch. Top it with strawberries and homemade whipped cream, and you have a perfectly elegant dessert.

I’m always so excited to get my assignment each month. When I first popped over to A Couple in the Kitchen and started peeking around I thought, “Wow….this is going to be hard!” There were so many great recipes to choose from. In fact, I actually made 2 of their recipes. I made their super-easy, super-crispy baked chicken for dinner one night. I was also contemplating their chow chow phyllo bites and it was fun to read about their great fried oreo experiment. It really was a tough choice, but don’t take my word for it……visit them yourself…….aside from their many recipes, their blog is very informative and fun to read!

** Super exciting little tidbit I have to share with you guys ~ Over the weekend I was at a blog event (details to come…..it was an amazing opportunity for me and my family, but if you follow me on Twitter then you’ve already seen many pictures!) and I finally got to meet Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin’. She’s the genius behind and creator of the Secret Recipe Club. It was great to meet her in person, and I had a great time getting to know her better. I also got to meet the hostess of my group, Angie of Big Bear’s Wife. They’re both super fun! A few other members of the Secret Recipe Club were also there, and we took pictures. I’ll be sharing many pictures of all of our weekend adventures soon!

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Flourless chocolate walnut torte - Secret Recipe Club
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8 - 10
Not only does this dessert melt in your mouth, but it has hints of a chocolate and walnut crunch.
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup, plus 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used chocolate chips chopped)
  • 8 ounces chopped walnuts
  • 1 pound strawberries, sliced and hulled
  • Homemade whipped cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. In kitchen aid mixer or with hand mixer, beat egg yolks till pale in color. Gradually beat in ½ cup sugar until mixture has thickened. If using your stand mixer, pour into another large mixing bowl to clean bowl to whip your egg whites.
  4. Beat egg whites until foamy, and slowly add your 5 Tbsp of sugar while continuing to beat.
  5. Continue to beat until glossy peaks form in your egg whites.
  6. Gently fold in your chocolate, walnuts and egg white (meringue) until well blended.
  7. Pour into your pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until the center doesn't jiggle and has turned golden brown. For me this was about 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Cool on rack. Once cooled, run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen torte and invert torte onto a plate.
  9. Cut into wedges and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
  10. ** The original dessert topped the recipe with Pinot Noir laced strawberries. If you desire to do that use ¼ cup sugar and ¾ cup Pinot Noir. Whisk in bowl. Add strawberries and stir well. Allow to sit covered in fridge for 2-3 hours. **


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26 Responses to Flourless chocolate walnut torte – Secret Recipe Club

  1. heidi says:

    This looks so simple and delicious – a must try!

  2. I just made my first flourless chocolate cake recently and I’m hooked! Nice SRC pick!

  3. Love the gluten free desserts! This looks gorgeous!
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  4. Eliot says:

    What a great choice from a number of great candidates. This cake just looks luscious!
    Eliot recently posted..Pasta Alfredo with Peas and Carrotsโ€”SRC Post for March

  5. Sounds like fun in Florida and this torte looks awesome! Can’t wait for the recap post..
    Foodness Gracious recently posted..Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Secret Recipe Club

  6. Jo says:

    Your torte looks fantastic!

  7. misschels says:

    Anything with flourless and chocolate has my name written all over it!

  8. Rhonda says:

    I’ll have to forward this to my mom, she’d love it!

  9. Chris says:

    This looks like a keeper. Maybe my new go-to flourless recipe! Thanks for choosing it. It looks amazing.

  10. Now THIS is a must try – love love love! And pinot noir laced strawberries – I need to get on that stat when I get home ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aly ~ Cooking in Stilettos recently posted..Blueberry Crumb Cups ~ Secret Recipe Club

  11. Jessica says:

    Denise – this looks divine, and so unique! Great recipe for SRC this month!
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  12. We’re so glad you like the torte; it’s one of our favorites! Thank you so much for all your kind words about our blog!
    Chris and Amy recently posted..Chocolate-Covered Sea Foam (Secret Recipe Club)

  13. Flourless choc walnut torte?! holy yum ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So glad we finally met at FBFOrl — gotta mingle again, soon!
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  14. What a nice dessert. Love the extra strawberries and whipped cream too.

  15. This looks amazing! I love it with the fresh strawberries. There are so many that play along in the secret recipe club…sounds like fun!!
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  16. michelle says:

    Yum! I do want to make this after Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  17. This torte sounds wonderful and I love the short ingredient list!
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  18. Stephanie says:

    Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post ๐Ÿ™‚ new follower!


  19. Alison Lewis says:

    I think this would work great for Passover!

  20. Lisa~~ says:

    The big chunks of nuts caught my attention, yum!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Cook Lisa Cook
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