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. **
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at http://creativekitchenadventures.com/2012/03/19/flourless-chocolate-walnut-torte-secret-recipe-club/