Chilled Double Chocolate Torte

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I think I jinxed myself yesterday talking about the cold because today we are under an extreme cold weather alert. The only upside to this cold weather is that there is usually some beautiful sunshine to go with it so today is really bright and clear outside!

Since I posted about my chocolate torte experience on Sunday, I have been excited to go into more depth about how to make it. After trying The Coup’s chocolate torte, I was determined to create my own version free of tofu. I’m not really a fan of tofu in my desserts and I figured I could make one without it.

I absolutely fell in love with this torte and it was one of the rare occasions that I nailed the recipe on the first shot. Actually I think that is the only time it has ever happened! I was pretty excited that it turned out because I made it, along with the other 3 Coup recipes, on the day before and morning of the deadline for the challenge! It was a pretty crazy weekend to say the least. ;)

Not only is this torte free of tofu, but it contains a certain green ingredient that is packed with healthy fats and vitamins.

Any guesses?

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If you guessed this torte contains avocado, you are correct! This chocolate torte filling packs in a whopping two cups of avocado. But, you’d never know it…

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First things first, preheat the oven too 375F and gather up the dry crust ingredients.

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Sift together in a big bowl:

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Gather the wet ingredients (almond milk, maple syrup, oil) in a small bowl and whisk.

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Add wet to dry and stir.

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Spread into a greased 10 inch springform cake pan.

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The crust batter will be very thick! Do not fear. Spread it around evenly as much as possible.

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That’ll do.

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Now bake the crust for 25 minutes at 375F.

Meanwhile, let’s make the delicious chocolate filling!

Gather up the 2 cups avocado flesh, almond milk, peanut butter, vanilla, arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, and kosher salt. Don’t grab the chocolate chips yet as we don’t need them right now.

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Process until smooth! This chocolate ‘pudding’ will taste incredible.

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Once your chocolate base is finished baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Take a knife and carefully circle it around the base.

Meanwhile, melt your chocolate chips.

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Mmmmm. Now add this melted chocolate into the food processor and process until smooth. It will taste like HEAVEN!!!

Your filling is now ready to be spread over the crust!

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If you don’t feel like making the entire torte you could always just make this chocolate filling and eat it as pudding.  :) It is that good.

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Smooth it out.

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Now freeze the torte for 1.5-2 hours until firm. Once firm, take a knife and circle it around the edges once again, going very slowly.

Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes and then open up the springform pan carefully and serve immediately! This torte is meant to be served cold, so don’t let it sit at room temperature to warm up (especially because there is avocado in the filling and you don’t want it to spoil).

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The result is an incredibly delicious, rich chocolate torte!

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Place any leftovers into a sealed container and pop it into the freezer until you get your next craving. I’m not sure how long this keeps in the freezer, but I would guess that if sealed properly it would keep a couple weeks.

I don’t think I need to tell you that Eric is obsessed with this torte. Last night he had two huge slices and was pretty much in chocolate ecstasy . :)

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The filling has a pudding-like texture that is creamy, incredibly smooth, and chocolaty. It goes great with the Coconut Chai Latte too. :)

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Today is the last day you can vote in round #9 of Project Food Blog! I appreciate your support in helping me advance tomorrow. :)

I am off to work on my holiday Glo bakery orders today. Have a great Thursday!

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jenna December 9, 2010

this looks so amazing angela! but i’m not going to lie they avocado scares me a little….can you taste it at all?

good luck tomorrow! you deserve to win!!!!!!!!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

When chilled you cannot taste the avocado at all. :) I could only slightly detect it when at room temp.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) December 9, 2010

i am totally making this tonight…seriously, i die.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 9, 2010

ooooh my goodness. this looks delicious. not gonna lie, after i saw the photo you posted on twitter last night, i’ve been dreaming about this torte!!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman December 9, 2010

That looks amazing. Talk about a hefty dose of frosting. Yum!

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Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 9, 2010

Oh yum – I’ve been meaning to try avocado chocolate cake, and now this avocado chocolate filling comes along…maybe I should try both together. Looks positively luscious!

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The Peanut Butter Addict December 9, 2010

I’ve made chocolate pudding before with avocado and it tasted so good :) This looks delicious!
It’s FREEZING here too and at this point I *want* all the snow this weekend because it makes the temperature go up.

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Katy @ A Healthy Shot December 9, 2010

Wow I’m totally drooling :-P I guessed the avocado though! I’ve made chocolate pudding with avocado and it’s awesome. I can only imagine over chocolate cake…

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Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 9, 2010

Good luck on making it to round 10!!! I already voted :)

This dessert looks heavenly. I’ve made Averie’s choc mousse which uses mashed avocado and the texture is out of this world!!!

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Jamie December 9, 2010

that looks AWESOME! do you think cornstarch or flour would work instead of the arrowroot powder?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

see my reply to Kelly :)

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 9, 2010

This is absolutely UNREAL!

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Valerie @ City|Life|Eats December 9, 2010

Hi Angela – this looks wonderful. As soon as you said no tofu I wondered if you used avocados :) I also love that you said that recipes don’t always work on the first try – it makes me feel better about my flops.

I actually had something work on the first time too – I made a vegan soy-free yogurt-y parfait – I was totally channeling all your wonderful parfait inspiration when I was working on it. The parfait part is coconut, pumpkin and white chia seeds.

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Nicci@NiftyEats December 9, 2010

I could eat some chocolate torte this morning, this looks so yummy. I love that is has avocado too!

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 9, 2010

I want torte for breakfast AHHHHHHH!

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Dee December 9, 2010

oh my gosh! YUM!

ps. Just voted for ya! Good luck!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

thanks Dee!

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kelly December 9, 2010

Can you easily sub cornstarch for the arrowroot? This sounds sooo good, but I would have no idea where to find that ingredient! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

you can find it at Bulk Barn or bulk food stores and often some natural food sections of some grocery stores have it too. It is used as a thickener, much like cornstarch, but it has a milder flavour and is better in things like puddings than cornstarch is. I find sometimes cornstarch has a grainy texture so I am not sure if it would work in this, but it might!!

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kelly December 9, 2010

I will look for it, thanks :)

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Gina (@ Looking Forward) December 9, 2010

Whole Foods carries arrowroot in their spices section:)

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Debbie December 24, 2010

I used cornflour and it worked just fine :) I think Cornflour is the same as cornstarch

Texture was amazingly smooth…We’re having this for a Xmas lunch as its VERY hot here right now

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Kathy March 16, 2013

Cornflour is not the same as cornstarch as the flour is generally made from whole corn where as the starch is a processed complex carbohydrate (chemically speaking, starch molecules are just bonded sugar molecules) that is only part of whole corn. Sort of like while wheat flour is just one part of the whole wheat grain.
Also, arrowroot powder only thickens when it is cooked. The same is so with cornstarch. So, you would probably be best just omitting the thickener unless you are going to cook the pudding!
Just thought I share what I know :-D

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 9, 2010

This looks like heaven on a platter!!!!

I make raw vegan chocolate mousse, with AVOCADO! No one would EVER guess (nor do they) that it’s avo. They think it’s some super egg/dairy heavy mousse. I always bring it to parties, 4th of july it’s perfect or bday parties or holiday parties. It’s a huge crowd pleaser and b/c avos are full of fat, and I fatten it up even more with a boatload of cocoa powder and more agave than is legal :) it’s not lowcal/lowfat. It’s a raw vegan dessert that will put some meat on your bones and omnis and vegans and KIDS all love it. I thin it out a bit w/ extra agave and frost kids’ bday cakes with it too.

Sorry to ramble but you can see how much i love my avo/choc creations! But I love your creation even more!

:)

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Veronica @ lifewithnature December 9, 2010

WOW, this looks incredibly delicious! I bet I could easily substitute spelt flour with brown rice flour to make this gluten free… And I like that it uses only the healthy fats of the avocado.

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Joslyn @ missfitbliss December 9, 2010

Yum, yum, and yum! Beautifully done:)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 9, 2010

Oh wow. It’s the chocolate-avo pudding on crack. Your name is about to be legenday in my family this Christmas. Chocoalte & chocoalte is our fav combo. :)

I think avo goes will everything! I can’t taste it in the chocolate pudding version I make. Yesterday, I put 1.2 an avocado in a smoothie with pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and spinach. Not too shabby!

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stacey-healthylife December 9, 2010

Wow that looks soft and chocolaty.

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Lauren December 9, 2010

Incredible! I have a long baking to-do list, and it’s mostly filled with your recipes

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Jessica December 9, 2010

This looks so good! I discovered how wonderful raw chocolate avocado pudding is this summer so I’m sure I’d love this too!

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Alayna @ Thyme Bombe December 9, 2010

Wow. And it looks pretty simple to put together too. I’m daydreaming about how silky and luscious this must be!

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Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 9, 2010

Mmm, I should make this for my sister-in-law who loves chocolate! I made your Pumpkin Pie Brownie for Thanksgiving and she LOVED it.

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Amber K December 9, 2010

This looks amazingly delicious and I love that it is soy-free.

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Balanced Healthy Life December 9, 2010

I love that there is avacado in this recipe! I love it!

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Alina @ Duty Free Foodie December 9, 2010

Oh. My. Gosh. Seriously, Eric is so lucky!!

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Shanna, like Banana December 9, 2010

I’m thinking how good this would taste with a cup of coffee..pure joy I’m sure!

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Camille December 9, 2010

I love how perfectly formed it it! Baking with avocado is the best, it makes everything so creamy and delicious!

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Toque Girls December 9, 2010

I love the Coup and I love your blog. Am delighted that the two of you met and hit it off.

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Steph@stephsbitebybite December 9, 2010

I’m totally going to make this…and not tell my family :) I love trickery desserts!!

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Ashley (Taste For Healthy) December 9, 2010

Ahhhhhhhh! Absolutely amazing Angela!! I am making this for Christmas!! :)

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 9, 2010

Wow– that looks professional!! Beautiful!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 9, 2010

After I thought about my comment, I realized– well, you DO run a bakery!!! So I guess you ARE a professional!! :-)

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 9, 2010

I tried chocolate avocado pudding once and loved it! This looks great!

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Katy (The Singing Runner) December 9, 2010

Oooooo let the chocolate coma commence!

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) December 9, 2010

Oh man. That looks heavenly. I must make that!!!
I’ve never tried using avocados in a dessert before though, but I’ll give it a go! :D

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Ana December 9, 2010

Wow, looks amazing and I love that it has avocados in it!
Just yesterday I made a chocolate avocado pudding that turned out so good, my 8 year old loved it! He was eating and asking what ingredient I used to make it so creamy, then when I told him it was avocado he was happy and said “there was no way this could be bad then”! He is one after his mommy!! Love that!
Ana

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melissa @ the delicate place December 9, 2010

wow does this look amazing! any substitute for a gluten free crust? instead of the spelt flour?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

Im not sure but Bob’s red mill all purpose might do the trick?

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jessica December 9, 2010

that looks so delicious!

BTW–have you ever thought about being on DRAGON’s DEN?? they would LOVE you!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

hehe I love that show. I’ve watched from the beginning and they always eat the food business ALIVE…no pun intended!

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