Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chilled Double Chocolate Torte

This is a great vegan, vegetarian, semi organic recipe.  A chilled double chocolate torte by Oh She Glows.  I followed her recipe 90% of the way but made a few substitutions.  We had to bring a dessert to a friends house for dinner and I had been waiting to make this torte.  There is a secret ingredient, can you guess?  Don't peek.  You'll never guess it.  Our dinner friends couldn't.

I'm not going to re type the recipe.  You can check out the site here.  I highly recommend it - lots of great food and fitness stuff.  Great blog!  So I didn't have spelt flour so used regular whole wheat & white (we ran out of whole wheat).  I also didn't have arrowroot powder so used cornstarch.  I think it came out well.  The secret ingredient?  Avocados!  It would have been vegan if I used vegan chocolate chips except those things are $6 for a bag.  Sorry but for me, not worth it.  I used Ghirardelli semi sweet on sale.  Some of my ingredients were organic as that's what we have on hand; some were not like cocoa powder.

This torte tasted pretty great!  I'm not sure what I was expecting but it was very chocolaty without being heavy.  It also had a strong peanut butter taste despite only have 1 tbsp in the entire recipe.  You could taste the avocados if you tried really hard.  You could taste them more as it warmed up.  I put 3 avocados in this thing!  I definitely recommend eating it chilled - not room temperature.  Even 5-10 minutes out of the freezer makes a difference.  Eat it almost frozen!  I'm not sure I'd make it again for ourselves.  Maybe for a pot luck or something so everyone could try it.  Overall it was pretty great.

Yumm dessert!


  1. Never thought about putting avocados in anything sweet...interesting. Looks yummy!

  2. I just found your blog and LOVE it. You remind me of my sister, and she's my raw/organic food inspiration. The cake looks absolutely fantastic, too!

  3. Oh wow, that does look good!! How do you determine if an avocado is ripe? That's always my problem at the store!

  4. @April: we just tried to pick the least firm one we could find. There weren't many to choose from since we were making this that same day. I'm not a pro at avocado but since I was pureeing them I figured it'd be okay - and it was.

  5. oh my gosh yum! my mouth is watering!!!


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