Part of enjoying quality longevity is having a little fun, so don’t feel guilty about eating something a little decadent once in a while like my scrumptious no-flour chocolate almond torte recipe featured below. You can’t spend your life depriving yourself of life’s simple pleasures. Just don’t go overboard. Too much sugar is bad for you. A little bit of sugar is fine as long as you aren’t diabetic or have been told to cut it out completely. It’s better to have “real” sugar than artificial sweeteners any day.
- 4 eggs (at room temperature)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup of sugar
- ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa
- 1-2 Tbsp of Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
- powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- In a food processor or blender, beat the eggs until they are light and foamy (about 1 minute)
- Add the almonds and process until they are finely ground.
- Add the sugar and then cocoa (1 Tbsp at a time until well blended)
- Add the Triple Sec.
- Butter a 9" pie or cake pan and pour the torte mixture into it.
- Place it on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until the torte comes away from the sides of the pan.
- Let it cool for 10 minutes
- Turn onto a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.
I’m not a huge baker, but what I love about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make. All you need is a food processor or blender to blend the ingredients. Pour it into a pan and bake. There’s very little mess involved and anyone you serve it to will be impressed with its elegant sophisticated appearance and divine taste. Since it doesn’t contain flour, it’s also gluten-free.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc and will help improve your immune system. It’s also filled with powerful anti-oxidants that will help relieve inflammation, improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
Almonds – are packed with over 20 Flavanoids and are an excellent source of Vitamin E. They help prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes by lessening the increase in cholesterol-damaging free radicals that accompanies large elevations in blood sugar.
Do you love chocolate? What are your favorite chocolate recipes? Please leave a comment below.