Decadent Chocolate Walnut Torte: A Rich Indulgence

As you read this, your mouth may already be watering at the thought of biting into a rich and decadent chocolate walnut torte. And who could blame you? This flourless chocolate walnut torte recipe is a treat that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

Picture this: dense layers of ground walnuts mixed with silky smooth chocolate, topped off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder for that extra touch of sweetness. Sound too good to be true? Lucky for you, this recipe is easy to follow and can be made in no time!

I want you to imagine making this dessert recipe and your guests taking their first bite. Their eyes close slowly as they relish every flavorful morsel. They moan in delight, savoring every bit until there’s nothing left but an empty plate.

But before we dive into the recipe, let me tell you why this particular chocolate walnut torte recipe is worth making. Not only does it cater to those on a gluten-free or keto diet, but it’s also incredibly versatile and can be easily customized to suit your taste buds.

Are you excited yet? Let’s prepare to indulge in the ultimate chocolatey goodness together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Walnut Torte
Chocolate Walnut Torte

Are you a fan of decadent and rich desserts? Look no further than this flourless chocolate walnut torte recipe, which is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth craving.

With its combination of semi-sweet and dark chocolate, along with the crunchy texture of walnuts, this dessert is a match made in heaven. And best of all, it’s gluten-free and keto-friendly, making it a guilt-free indulgence for those watching their diet.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re entertaining guests or just looking for a special treat to enjoy with your loved ones. The aromatic smell of freshly baked chocolate mixed with walnuts will captivate everyone’s senses, giving them an anticipation of the explosion of flavors that’s about to happen in their mouth.

Plus, the versatility of this recipe makes it a great dessert option for any season. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream during colder months or chilled alongside some fresh berries during summer days.

Not only is this torte easy to make, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser. Impress your friends and family with this stunning and delicious dessert that looks like it came straight out of a pastry shop. Trust me; they’ll be begging for the recipe!

So why wait? Give this flourless chocolate walnut torte recipe a try today and discover exactly why everyone will love it!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the chocolatey goodness of our Chocolate Walnut Torte!
Indulge in the chocolatey goodness of our Chocolate Walnut Torte!

Let’s dive into the ingredients that we will need to make this decadent chocolate walnut torte. This recipe calls for a total of 16 ingredients, including the topping.

The dry ingredients include:

  • 2 cups of finely ground walnut pieces (you can use a food processor to chop them)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of Celtic sea salt

The wet ingredients include:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 4 sticks (or 1 cup) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 10 ounces of sweet and semisweet chocolate pieces (half and half)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of walnut oil or coconut oil (your preference)
  • 8 large eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • 1/2 cup of agave nectar


  • Fisher® Walnut Halves & Pieces (or your preferred brand)

The Recipe How-To

 Walnuts and chocolate are the perfect duo for this mouth-watering dessert.
Walnuts and chocolate are the perfect duo for this mouth-watering dessert.

Now, let’s learn how to make this decadent Flourless Chocolate Walnut Torte recipe! Follow these steps closely and you’ll have a rich and flavorful torte to enjoy in no time.


  • 1 ¾ cups of walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 stick (½ cup) + 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with some butter or cooking spray.

  2. Begin by measuring out the chopped walnuts, being sure to chop them as finely as possible. Then, transfer them to a mixing bowl.

  3. Next, add the chopped dark chocolate pieces and stir well with the walnuts until completely combined.

  4. Melt the butter in a microwave or saucepan, then pour it over the chocolate and walnut mixture. Mix well once again, making sure that all ingredients are well positioned.

  5. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt into the bowl, then mix it all together.

  6. Separate the egg whites from yolks and beat egg yolks until light in color, set aside. In another bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

  7. Carefully fold in egg yolks into chocolate & nut mixture then add half of egg whites and fold gently using spatula or wooden spoon until just incorporated

  8. Add in remaining egg whites and continue to gently fold everything together until there are no lumps left.

  9. Pour the mixture into your greased springform pan then bake for approximately 35-40 minutes (use a toothpick to test whether the cake is ready).

  10. Allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes once out of the oven, release from springform pan then let it cool completely on rack

  11. Last but not least, dust some cocoa powder over the top for garnish or decorate with walnut halves or fresh berries!

Substitutions and Variations

 One bite and you'll be hooked on the rich, velvety taste of our torte.
One bite and you’ll be hooked on the rich, velvety taste of our torte.

I’ll be honest with you – this chocolate walnut torte recipe is pretty perfect as is. But I know some of you like to mix things up a bit in the kitchen, so here are a few variations and substitutions you can try:

– Gluten-free: This recipe is already gluten-free since it doesn’t use any flour. Just make sure your other ingredients (cocoa powder, chocolate chips) are also labeled gluten-free if you need them to be.

– Nut-free: If you or someone you’re baking for has a nut allergy, fear not! You can try using toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds in place of the walnuts. You’ll still get that crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

– Keto: To make this torte keto-friendly, substitute the sugar for a low-carb sweetener like erythritol or stevia. You could also swap out the agave nectar for more coconut oil or melted butter. Use sugar-free chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate as well.

– Mocha walnut torte: If you’re a fan of coffee, try adding a tablespoon of instant espresso powder to the batter along with the cocoa powder. The earthy flavor will complement the walnuts beautifully.

– Chocolate torte with berries: Serve slices of this torte with fresh berries (raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries especially) or drizzle them over each slice along with a dollop of whipped cream. The sweetness of the fruit will cut through the richness of the chocolate and provide extra texture to this indulgent dessert.

– Hungarian chocolate walnut torte: Hungarians have been making chocolate walnut cakes for centuries, and they know what they’re doing! Follow a traditional Hungarian cake recipe that incorporates apricot jam or rum into the batter.

No matter which variation or substitution you choose, one thing is certain: your taste buds will thank you!

Serving and Pairing

 Impress your friends and family with this sophisticated and delicious dessert.
Impress your friends and family with this sophisticated and delicious dessert.

Indulging in a slice of flourless chocolate walnut torte can be a heavenly experience. But why not elevate your dessert experience by pairing this rich cake with a complementary beverage or topping?

One option is to serve the torte with a dollop of whipped cream, which will add a cooling contrast to the rich chocolate flavor. Alternatively, you can top it with chocolate chips or shaved dark chocolate for an extra boost of cocoa flavor and texture.

For a refreshing twist, you can also try serving sliced strawberries alongside the torte. The sweetness and acidity of the berries will balance out the richness of the cake.

And if you’re a coffee lover, why not pair your torte with a cup of freshly brewed coffee? The nutty flavor of Fisher walnuts in the torte pairs particularly well with mocha or espresso.

But don’t limit yourself to just those options – feel free to experiment with different pairings until you find the perfect combination that satisfies your taste buds. With its versatility, this flourless chocolate walnut torte is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a fancy dinner party or a casual family gathering.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to treat yourself to a slice of heaven.
Get ready to treat yourself to a slice of heaven.

Now, speaking of making life easier, let me tell you about the options you have for making this chocolate walnut torte ahead of time. There are two ways you can do this: make it a day or two before serving or freeze it.

If you want to make this chocolate walnut torte ahead of time, the best way is to store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. This will give the flavors ample time to settle and develop even more depth, and will make for a richer cake.

However, if you’ve made too much (not that there’s anything wrong with that), or if you just want to keep some on hand for later, feel free to keep the chocolate walnut torte in the freezer for up to two months. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you’re ready to thaw it out, simply remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for several hours (or overnight) until it has fully thawed.

Reheating this rich cake is simple too! Either return it to room temperature before serving or microwave each slice for a few seconds. You don’t want to melt the whole thing! Just enough to warm up those lovely chocolate chips again.

No matter how you choose to store and reheat your chocolate walnut torte recipe, I guarantee you’ll have a tasty dessert to serve up whenever the mood strikes.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The crunch of walnuts and the smoothness of chocolate make for a tantalizing combination.
The crunch of walnuts and the smoothness of chocolate make for a tantalizing combination.

Let me tell you something, if you want to make the perfect Chocolate Walnut Torte recipe, you will need to follow some tricks and tips that will help you achieve a rich and decadent result.

First things first – this is a flourless chocolate walnut torte recipe. This means there is little to no flour in it. Trust me you’re not missing anything! Flourless recipes are often gluten-free and have an amazing taste experience in every bite.

When preparing the torte, make sure you use good quality ingredients, especially for the chocolate. Use a chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids. You may use either semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate according to your taste preferences.

Another tip for making the perfect Chocolate Walnut Torte is to prepare the walnuts well before using them. Toast the walnuts in the oven or on a stovetop pan to bring out their nutty flavor and aroma. When cool, chop and process them finely in the food processor with 1/4 cup of sugar until powdery.

Always use room temperature eggs when making this torte recipe. Room temperature eggs are easy to mix with other ingredients and incorporate more air into the batter, resulting in a lighter texture.

While mixing eggs separately (yolks and whites), whisk them until they reach soft peaks then slowly add sugar in batches throughout mixing.

Since this dessert recipe contains plenty of walnuts per serving, you could reduce its fat content by using coconut oil instead of butter. You could also use agave nectar instead of regular sugar for a healthier option.

Lastly, do not over-bake your Chocolate Walnut Torte as it can be prone to cracking. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until evenly done but take care not to leave anything burnt or ruined!

Follow these tips carefully, and get ready to make a fluffy and delicate cake that is also keto friendly without losing its delicious taste!


Now that you have all the information and details on how to make the perfect Flourless Chocolate Walnut Torte, it’s natural to have questions about ingredients, techniques, and more. This FAQ section aims to answer some of the most common queries that might cross your mind as you bake up this delicious dessert. So let’s dive in and clear up any doubts you may have!

Is a torte a rich cake?

Tortes are a type of decadent cake that boast a dense texture and rich flavor. Typically baked in round pans, these cakes use very little flour, if any, and often feature ground nuts as a substitute. They are a popular dessert option at high-end restaurants, with chocolate tortes being a common choice amongst patrons.

What does flourless chocolate torte taste like?

When it comes to flourless chocolate cake, one should not expect a light and fluffy dessert. Instead, it offers a decadent taste that’s similar to a chocolate truffle. The cake’s texture is silky, rich, and smooth. As for the ingredients, you may wonder why coffee is included.

What is the consistency of a torte?

Tortes have a distinct texture that is rich and tight, caused by the high amount of groundnut meal, almond meal, or bread crumbs used in the recipe in place of flour.

Is torte a sweet?

Originating from Germany, a “torte” is a type of dessert that includes multiple layers of sweetness. These cakes or tarts are usually decadent and filled with delicious combinations such as whipped cream, buttercreams, mousses, jams, or fruits. To top it off, tortes are typically finished with a luscious glaze or garnish.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, the chocolate walnut torte recipe is one of the most satisfying desserts you will ever have. This rich cake is a perfect combination of chocolate and walnuts that will leave your taste buds craving for more. With ingredients that are both flavorful and healthy such as fisher walnuts, agave nectar, and coconut oil, you can indulge in this dessert without feeling guilty.

Whether you are looking for a gluten-free or keto-friendly dessert or just need to satisfy your sweet tooth, this flourless chocolate walnut torte recipe is what you need. With simple instructions and an easy ingredient list, this dessert recipe can be made by anyone who has a sweet tooth and loves chocolate.

So go ahead and give this irresistible chocolate walnut torte recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed! Impress your family and friends with your baking skills, and enjoy the sweet reward of this delectable dessert. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll want to make it again and again!

Chocolate Walnut Torte

Chocolate Walnut Torte Recipe

Chewy, rich torte riddled with chocolate!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Dessert, Fruit, Nuts, Oven, Pie
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 nine inch pie
Calories: 538.8kcal


  • 30 Ritz crackers, crushed fine
  • 3/4 cup broken walnuts
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chip
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar


  • 1 (2 ounce) envelope Dream Whip
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (Hershey's)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk, very cold


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine and set aside: crackers, nuts, chips and baking powder.
  • With electric mixer, beat egg whites till frothy. Slowly beat in sugar a bit at a time until all in and egg whites are glossy and almost as stiff as for angel cake.
  • Fold in cracker mixture, gently but well.
  • Pour into ungreased 9-inch pie pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • • Topping: While pie is baking, combine Dream Whip, cocoa and sugar in mixing bowl; add milk, blend well.
  • Place bowl in fridge while pie bakes.
  • Once pie is cool, whip topping to stiff peaks.
  • Spread on pie leaving 1-inch band around edge (for looks).
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts, or shaved chocolate.
  • Chill overnight.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 147g | Calories: 538.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 75.4g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 26.6g | Saturated Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 2.9mg | Sodium: 297.9mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 60g

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