Flourless Chocolate Torte

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 1h 5m

8 servings

This treasured family recipe for Passover is lower in fat and still incredibly rich-tasting.


  • 1/2 cup matzo meal
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated peeled apple, preferably Delicious
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the matzo meal and walnuts in a food processor; process until nuts are finely chopped. Spread on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant, 5-10 minutes. Let cool.

Whisk the eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Stir in the matzo mixture, apple, cocoa and chocolate.

Beat the egg whites and salt in large, clean bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Increase the speed to high and beat until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until glossy and stiff peaks form.

Stir one-quarter of the beaten whites into the batter. Gently fold in the remaining whites with a rubber spatula. Scrape the batter into an ungreased 9-inch springform pan, spreading evenly. Tap the pan lightly on the counter to release air bubbles.

Bake the torte until the top springs back when touched lightly and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. With a knife, loosen the edges of the torte. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. (Torte will sink in center).

Remove the pan sides and place the torte on a serving platter. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 8908

nutrition information per serving

261 calories; 6g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 53mg cholesterol; 220mg sodium; 47g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 7g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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