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Chocolate Torte  ( Gluten Free)

Gluten-free chocolate torte

Rich and indulgent, this torte will delight the tastebuds of chocolate lovers everywhere.
A gluten-free recipe makes it the perfect after-dinner treat for coeliacs too

Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
  • 5 free-range medium eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 100g ground almonds
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to180°C/fan 160°C fan/gas 4. Butter and line the sides and base of a 20cm spring-form or loose-bottomed tin.
  2. Gently melt the butter and chocolate in a pan, stirring until smooth.
  3. Using an electric whisk beat the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes until billowy and the thickness of pouring custard.
  4. Whisk the warm chocolate mix into the egg mix; add a few drops of vanilla. Then, using a large metal spoon, carefully fold in the ground almonds.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin, bake for 35-40 minutes or until set with a light crust. Leave to cool in the tin until warm then carefully transfer to a serving plate. Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy!