Chilled Double Chocolate Torte



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?


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…


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


Sift together in a big bowl:


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


Add wet to dry and stir.


Spread into a greased 10 inch springform cake pan.


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


That’ll do.


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.


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


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.


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!


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.


Smooth it out.


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).


The result is an incredibly delicious, rich chocolate torte!


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 . :)


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


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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Roz December 9, 2010

Oh wow….this looks incredible!!! It would be gone in NO time flat in our house!!


grocery goddess jen December 9, 2010

Angela, that looks so fabulous! Great job on getting it right the first time out :)

I voted for you and only you this round of Project Food Buzz, and I’m crossing my fingers you make it to the final three!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

Thanks Jen!


suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] December 9, 2010

Sounds absolutely amazing! I hope I can find arrowroot powder… :)


Coco December 9, 2010

I want this. NOW!!! I’ve been craving chocolate so much lately and this looks way healthier then the chocolate croissant that I want.


Madeleine@ Stepping to the Brightside December 9, 2010

I’ve been really curious about the whole masking avocado in chocolate thing lately… this looks like the perfect recipe to try. The Coup certainly knows their stuff!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 9, 2010

You kill me with these desserts – this looks amazing.


Aneta December 9, 2010

OMG that looks delicious, angela. looove the idea of cooking with avocados!


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 9, 2010

Oh my gosh. This has to be one of the best things you’ve ever made!! Ahhhh I wish I had the time to make this today!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 9, 2010

Oh my JESUS. My mouth literally dropped when I saw the picture of that…holy cow.


Melissa December 9, 2010

Yum! I am glad that you were able to make your own less processed version of the Coup’s chocolate torte! Too funny that Eric loves it… I knew he would!! LOL


Lauren at KeepItSweet December 9, 2010

this looks delicious! i have been wanting to try avocado in a chocolate dessert for a while


Bronwyn Coyne December 9, 2010

looks so good.


Sonia December 9, 2010

Oh. Wow. I guess the random dream I had of you and other food bloggers teaching me a new recipe was a sign. This cake looks amazing. I can’t wait to make this!!


Emily December 9, 2010

Hi Angela,
I am so happy & excited that I have stumbled onto your blog/ web site (! You’re like the Vegan version of Julie & Julia (the movie) ;0) I am not a Vegan however I try to have a clean diet with a healthy life style. Your recipes have just brought a new light to my cooking and baking! One question, is the baking recipes are they high or low in calories? (I have family members who count their calorie intake for health reasons)
Thanks for the great work!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

It totally depends on the recipes. :) Occasionally I will post the calorie counts, but generally I do not have the time as it is very cumbersome to do so.


Moni'sMeals December 9, 2010

To Die for!

Great recipe and thanks for sharing! :)


Noelle December 9, 2010

I agree Angela. This looks so delicious. So decadent. Wonderful pictures~!


Suzanne December 9, 2010

I never thought avocado would be put into a dessert but this is amazing.
i really want to make the topping and put that as a separate dessert like you said.

You picture taking of food is b-e-autiful ;) odd fetish of mine xxx


Healthy Chocoholic December 9, 2010

Lookin’ good!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry about the cold weather, though!


Clare @ Fitting It All In December 9, 2010

That looks insane. Reading your blog is not good for my waistline. But it makes me eyes pretty happy:)


Monica December 9, 2010

I may have almost licked my screen…


Alyssa December 9, 2010

Holy chocolate…this looks absolutely delicious!


kristine December 9, 2010

Avocado and cocoa are a match made in heaven <3


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes December 9, 2010

I’m actually drooling!


Tania (RunToRadiance) December 9, 2010

This is ridiculous. I am making this ASAP. Omg yum! You’ve got my vote!! :)


carol December 9, 2010

OMG!!!!!!! You have done it again!!!!!!!! I am drooling. The pics look amazing!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 9, 2010

I used to be skeptical about putting avocado in baked good’s, but then I tried Allie’s Avocado Banana Bread recipe and I’m hooked! It makes it so moist! I’m curious what it would be like in a creamy filling like this… guess I’ll have to try it out. ;)


Cara Craves... December 9, 2010

Well that looks like the most delicious thing ever.
So creamy and rich…Mmm


Meg @ MegGoesNomNom December 9, 2010

Oh My Noms this looks beyond luscious.


Liz @ IHeartVegetables December 9, 2010

That looks a-MAZING. Your hubby is a lucky man ;)


Annie@stronghealthyfit December 9, 2010

Looks fabulous!


Faith @ lovelyascharged December 9, 2010

Nice! I will definitely be baking this and serving it to The Coach. I’ve been swearing that I’m going to sneak avocado into something and make him eat it one of these days (the other day he made me try a salad dressing without telling me what it was and it was frackin’ mustard and bacon fat…he swore I’d never have known if he didn’t tell me, so now I plan to sneak avocado into a baked good in retaliation!) This seems like the perfect way to go ;)


Emily December 9, 2010

Recipes like this speak to my need for hearty and rich comfort desserts so badly…how much do I want to just bake and eat all winter long; hibernation!


Kaitlin December 9, 2010

this looks absolutely fantastic. I think I’m going to make it for my family for Christmas Eve. If I can pull this one over them, that will be the real miracle of Christmas :-)


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 9, 2010

I can’t help it….I must curse. DAMN! That looks amazing.


Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner December 9, 2010

Wow. My jaw dropped when I saw that masterpiece! Your vegan creations never cease to amaze me :)


Wei-Wei December 10, 2010

I think that avocado is actually quite a mild flavour – I wouldn’t be able to taste it! This looks amazing.


Gypsy December 10, 2010

oh angela…


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble December 10, 2010

oh yum that looks so amazingly delicious!!!


Halie Colbourne December 10, 2010

Hi! I wanted to leave this comment on your This Ain’t Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole page, but I couldn’t… I just wanted to say I used that recipe over Thanksgiving and it was a wondrous hit with everyone :) Also, I came across vegan marshmallows!!! Here is the link, I found them on strangely enough!


laurak December 10, 2010

My gosh this looks so so amaaaaaazing Angela, so thick and delicious!
I have only ever tried fudge brownies with avocado, it’s such a great substitute ingredient!
Laura :)


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