Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week: Something Good to Eat Wildcard

I’m going with one of the Diabetes Blog Week wildcard topics today, which was inspired by DFeast Fridays. I recently made my favorite chocolate torte to help celebrate the end of my second semester of grad school, and want to share the recipe. It’s a ridiculously delicious dessert, inspired once again by Elana’s Pantry. Since it’s made from almond flour and includes no refined flour or sugar, it doesn’t impact my blood sugar the way so many desserts do. But it tastes absolutely decadent, brimming with rich dark chocolate. Serve it warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Trust me.

Double Chocolate Torte
Adapted from Elana’s Pantry

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 eggs
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.
  3. Pulse in almond flour, cacao powder, and salt and process until well combined.
  4. Add eggs to food processor and pulse again, then add in agave, butter, and vanilla extract. Pulse all ingredients until smooth.
  5. Remove bowl from food processor and stir in second 1/2 cup of chocolate chips using a spoon or spatula.
  6. Transfer batter into a well buttered 10 inch round cake pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Serves 6-8.


9 responses to “Day 4 of Diabetes Blog Week: Something Good to Eat Wildcard

  1. Oh man, this seems to be the complete antithesis of my blog. Looks delish though!

  2. Oh yum……………………………………

  3. So delicious – and easy to make! Yum.

  4. This looks amazing! can’t wait to try it!

  5. that looks divine!

  6. Do you know the carb grams for this incredible looking dessert? I realize it is low glycemic, but just wondering the count. Thanks

  7. Thanks so much. My type 1er ate them…not sure if he loved them. I enjoyed them very much with peanut butter on top, instead of icing which I really wanted to put on top.

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