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on March 7, 2016 (updated 3/11/23)

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Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce is the perfect gluten-free dessert for chocolate lovers! It’s gluten-free and perfect for holidays!

This easy Chocolate Raspberry Torte recipe was a great Valentine’s Day dessert for my family of chocoholics!

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1 Why You Must Make

2 Recipe Notes

3 Frequently Asked Questions

4 You May Also Like:

5 Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce

Why You Must Make

  • With 20 ounces of chocolate, 10 ounces of butter, and 6 eggs, you know it’s going to be rich!
  • If you’re looking for a decadent gluten-free dessert, this torte is perfect!
  • Vibrant fresh raspberries and raspberry sauce are an elegant way to elevate the beauty of this dessert.

We were lucky enough to be treated to a gourmet Valentine’s Day dinner with some dear friends, but this meant a voidin my kitchen. I had no need to bake up an uber-decadent Valentine’s Day dessert for the hubby, a die-hard chocolate fan. So I spent the week after the holiday perfecting this flourless chocolate torte recipe. 60 ounces (yikes!) of chocolate later, we had a winner!

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Recipe Notes

All 3 of my attempts at making chocolate torte were quite tasty according to the hubby. despite the following issues:

  • The first cake wouldn’t come cleanly out of the pan.
  • With the next round, I removed the ring of the springform pan (affiliate link) before the cake was thoroughly chilled and it began to slump before my very eyes. It did release beautifully, though.
  • Finally, I grasped all the important lessons from my previous flops and whipped up just one more torte. Make sure the torte is fully chilled before attempting to release it. Success!
  • Gently warming the exterior rim of the pan and/or running a straight metal spatula around the interior of the pan can help, too. Note that the sides won’t be pristine if you use a tool to help loosen the torte.
  • Bill was thrilled with the amount of chocolate and my girlfriends were fans, too! I think you’ll love it, too. And as a bonus, it’s flourless, so perfect for those with gluten intolerance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Torte?

A torte is a rich cake recipe, often made without flour. Instead, it may contain breadcrumbs, ground nuts, eggs, sugar, and flavorings. A torte can be one layer or multilayered with fillings.

What is the Difference Between a Torte and a Tart?

Unlike a torte (see above), a tart typically has a pastry crust with short, straight sides, and no top crust. The filling can be sweet or savory.

Why Should You Make a Flourless Chocolate Cake?

The absence of flour makes for a denser, fudgier cake vs a typical cakey cake. It’s also richer, so a smaller slice will suffice.

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The Recipe:

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce

Prep Time40 minutes

Cook Time18 minutes

Total Time58 minutes

Yield16 servings

A flourless chocolate torte for die-hard chocoholics!



  • 2 1/2 sticks, or 10 ounces, butter
  • 20 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature


  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 16 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch whisked in 1 tablespoon of water

To Serve:

  • Raspberries
  • Sweetened whipped cream


  1. If your eggs aren't at room temperature, place them in a bowl filled with hot water (less than 160º so you don't cook the eggs). Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400º. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray or cooking spray with flour. Line the bottom with a round of parchment and grease the top.
  3. Wrap the exterior of the pan with 2 layers of aluminum foil and then place in a roasting pan and set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate and the butter in the microwave (about 1-2 minutes) in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. After the eggs have warmed up (about 10 minutes in the hot water), crack into the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on high speed until light and tripled in volume, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add 1/4 of the whipped eggs to the chocolate mixture. Fold in the eggs thoroughly to lighten the chocolate mixture. Gently fold the remaining eggs into the chocolate mixture. Transfer immediately to the prepared springform pan. Pour hot water into the roasting pan until it reaches halfway up the sides of the springform.
  7. Bake for 17-18 minutes; the center will be jiggly when removed from the oven. Remove from the water bath and cool to room temperature. Remove the foil. Run a knife around the perimeter of the pan.
  8. While torte is cooling, make the glaze. Put heavy cream and semisweet chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute. Whisk till smooth and let cool slightly. Let cool to room temperature. Pour the glaze over the torte (while it's still in the springform pan), then chill the torte in the refrigerator until firm, 6 to 8 hours.
  9. To prepare the raspberry sauce, add raspberries and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes. Add the lemon juice and the cornstarch mixed with water. Bring to a boil and cook till mixture thickens slightly. Once the mixture cools slightly, press through a sieve to remove the seeds. Refrigerate until you serve the cake.
  10. To serve the cake, again run a knife around the perimeter of the cake. Remove sides of the pan. Slice with a hot, dry knife. Serve with a spoonful or two of raspberry sauce and a few fresh berries. You can also garnish with whipped cream if desired.


Total time doesn't include chilling and cooling times.

For the best release from the pan, chill thoroughly before removing.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 592Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 327mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g


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    68 Comments on “Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce”

  1. Amanda Reply

    Can I use a 10 inch springform pan for this recipe?

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Hi, Amanda, yes, you can use a 10-inch pan but your torte will be thinner. It will probably need slightly less time to bake so start checking it a little early. I hope you enjoy~

  2. Vicki Reply

    My first attempt drowned in the water bath but my second attempt was a success. For my second attempt I placed the foiled pan in an oven roasting bag (turkey size). The bag was trimmed so it was just a little higher than the pan. It worked great.

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Thanks for the feedback and tip, Vicki!! I love your ingenuity and will note it in the recipe for others to know.

  3. Sarah Almand Reply

    Well I nailed it first round! I’m a die hard chocoholic as well so I believe that no sugar should be added at all, and in fact I’m doing only fresh berries, no sweet sauce.. one thing I changed up is I made a pecan crust on the bottom using melted butter and crushed pecans and coating bottom of springform pan. You can add lbrown sugar to that crust if you want to make it crunchier and sweeter, and can also bake it before anything else is in pan for about 5 minutes. Can’t wait to try other recipes.

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Thanks so much for your review and sharing your tweaks to the recipe, Sarah! The pecan crust sounds wonderful!! So glad you enjoyed!

  4. Tami Reply

    Where is the sugar for this recipe? I have searched all different torte recipes and all of them except this one call for sugar. Also, why so much butter? is that to make up for the no sugar? I am in the process of baking a torte now and it is taking a lot longer than 18 mins to cook.
    kinda crazy, but I’m just wondering about all the differences. I do like the fact that this recipe has no sugar.

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Hi, Tami,

      This is a recipe for die hard chocoholics so the sugar in the semisweet chocolate is all you need. The baking time will depend on your oven. The middle will still look soft, but it will solidify (part in thanks to the butter which is solid when cold) as it cools and is chilled. Great questions!

      Here is one of my reader’s recreation with some step by strep photos FYI: https://beachbumbakes.com/flourless-chocolate-torte/ (https://beachbumbakes.com/flourless-chocolate-torte/)

      Happy baking!

  5. Jay Reply

    Thank you so much for the clarification!

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Happy to help!

  6. Jay Reply

    I have a question, are we supposed to line the inside of the pan with the foil or line the outside of the pan with foil? If we are supposed to line the inside of the pan with foil, should we spray the foil with cooking spray after lining the pan so it doesn’t stick? The directions for how to prepare the pan are a bit confusing to me. Any clarification will be helpful! Thanks!

    • Liz Berg Reply

      You spray the inside of the pan with non-stick cooking spray and line the pan with parchment paper and spray the top of the parchment as well. This cake tends to stick so this helps minimize the sticking.

      Then you wrap the outside of the springform pan with aluminum foil because you will be baking it in a water bath and this helps keep the water from leaking into the pan. I always use two layers to make it watertight. Hope that helps!

  7. Anna Daniels Reply

    i just turned it out and the whole bottom of the torte is soggy and wet. I think that I’m going to have to throw it out.

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Ugh, I’ve had that happen on occasion with cheesecake when it’s been wrapped in foil. Darn it! That’s frustrating!

      • Anna Daniels Reply

        Yes, It was very frustrating. I ended up throwing it out and making another one.

        When I did, I baked the torte without putting it in the roasting pan; but I also put an 8 by 8-inch pan, with water in it, and put it in the oven along with the torte. I also added about 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar in the chocolate mixture. Even so, the torte was way too bitter and I didn’t even end up adding the dark chocolate glaze!!!!
        Maybe next time I will add about 1 cup of sugar to it.
        What I did like about it was that the middle of the torte did not sink as many pictures showed. I also LOVED the raspberry sauce.

        • Liz Berg Reply

          Thanks so much for your feedback—I do remember this one was challenging but delicious when I finally worked out the kinks. I’ll add some of your tips to the recipe when I get home next week.

  8. Anna Reply

    I just finished making it, and it tasted kind of gritty…. Is it supposed to be like that?

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Hi, Anna,

      No, it should be smooth and silky. I can’t imagine why it would be gritty. Even if the chocolate didn’t melt completely, there would be chunks, not grit. I wonder if your chocolate was over heated?

      • Anna Daniels Reply

        Hmm…. I don’t know. There was also a mother thing that went wrong with it: water seeped through my FOUR layers of tinfoil and partly to the bottom of the cake.

        • Anna Daniels Reply


  9. Anna Daniels Reply

    I was just wondering if the rasberry sause can be premade?

    • Anna Daniels Reply

      *Raspberry sauce

      • Liz Berg Reply

        Yes, definitely!

        • Anna Daniels Reply


  10. Anna Daniels Reply

    This looks amazing!!!!
    I am going to make this for my sister-in-law for her birthday on Thursday. I just realized that I only have a 10′ springform pan rather than a 9′. Will either work?
    If you could reply to this before Thursday, that would be awesome! I would hate to go out and buy a 9′ just for this one dessert.

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Hi, Anna,

      A 10-inch pan should work fine. You’ll just want to pull it out of the oven a couple minutes early—when the center is still a touch jiggly. It all depends on how your oven bakes—just watch it carefully. Hope you enjoy!

      • Anna Daniels Reply

        Thank-you for replying so quickly!!!
        I will do it and put a review on how it worked tomorrow.

  11. Kerri Reply

    Place eggs in hot water….wondering if I can take eggs out of fridge ahead of time and use them at room temperature instead?

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Definitely! I often forget so use the hot water trick 🙂

  12. Juliet Reply

    Please clarify instructions for step 7 for glaze. Put both ingredients in a bowl and microwave? What should consistency be? Thicker than Chocolate Milk? Thank you. I am looking forward to making this.

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Yes, put chocolate and the cream both in the bowl to microwave. It’s OK if there are a few chocolate pieces unmelted as they will continue to melt from the heat and the whisking. You’ll want it to be a bit thicker than chocolate milk so it won’t run off the cake. Good luck!

  13. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Reply

    YAAAAS-all the chocolate!!! I looove how dense and delicious and perfect this torte is!

  14. Little Cooking Tips Reply

    Fun fact: we call those cakes Tourta here in Greece much similar to Torte, don’t you think?:)
    And since an expert in baking like you, optimized the recipe, it won’t be anything less than PERFECT.
    Pinned and Yummed ASAP, thank you very very much dear Liz!
    Loved it!

  15. Priya Reply

    Ohohhh gooddd .. I am drooling now.. your torte looks soo rich and on the top raspberry sauce… Aahhhh

  16. Blackswan Reply

    Gosh, I’m drooling over those tarts, dear! xoxo

  17. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti Reply

    This looks like a perfect desert for my guest who must eat gluten free.

  18. Winnie Reply

    Decadent and scrumptious cake!! It’s very rich so it’s for special occasion – but it would be the perfect dessert!!

  19. The Ninja Baker Reply

    Looks like you gifted Bill with a triple-winner Valentine’s Day <3 Your chocolate torte truly looks divine and luscious. But then again all of your desserts always do dear Liz =)

  20. Debbie C. Reply

    Ok, I’m making this today for a basket dinner tomorrow. It looks scrumptious! I have a question about adding orange juice. None is listed with the ingredients and of course I don’t have any. Do you think it would be ok if I just omit it, or should I get some? Thanks and thanks for all the work you put into making your blog so fabulous for your readers!

    • Liz Berg Reply

      Debbie, thanks for catching my mistake. Those last two instructions were supposed to be deleted, so there’s no need to add any orange juice. I hope you enjoy!!!

  21. Sandra Reply

    Thanks for hanging in there and perfecting this beauty! I don’t know if I would have lasted through 60 ounces but it sure was worth it.

  22. Kelly Reply

    This tort is beautiful, Liz! All your effort after 3 paid off. It looks so decadent and delicious! I love that it’s flourless too!

  23. Jennifer Eloff Reply

    Gosh…would be hard to resist. Looks so amazing!!

  24. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch Reply

    Such a stunning dessert Liz! You always leave me salivating for more!

  25. Amira Reply

    You always amaze me with your chocolate creations.. I wish I can join your family :).

  26. gloria Reply

    cho9colate and raspberry ! Look amazing Lizzy !! I love raspberries!

  27. Chris Scheuer Reply

    This looks amazing Liz, it was worth the effort. It looks so rich and decadent and I love the ganache glaze – perfection for sure!

  28. Eva Reply

    What a nice torte Liz ! I can understand that Bill and your friends werent happy with ! It’s a faboulous dessert and I like the idea it doesn’t any flour.

  29. Tina Marie Reply

    I could really use a slice of the decadent looking torte. Thank goodness we don’t have taste-a-vision or I’d reach in a grab it! 🙂

  30. Megan @ MegUnprocessed Reply

    Chocolate and raspberry is one of the best combos!

  31. Dean @ Globe Scoffers Reply

    Wow this looks amazing! I love chocolate with raspberries. ????

  32. Ashley - Baker by Nature Reply

    This chocolate torte is my kind of dessert 😉 Gorgeous presentation, too!

  33. claudia Reply

    I really need to make this!

  34. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom Reply

    Liz, this looks fabulous!!!!! Stunning!

  35. cheri Reply

    Wow! 60 ounces, you would be a big hit here at my house. Love how you added the raspberries, so beautiful and decadent.

  36. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Reply

    This chocolate torte looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious, Liz.

  37. Blackswan Reply

    Everything’s so beautiful, dear! xoxo

  38. Laura (Tutti Dolci) Reply

    Just gorgeous! The chocolate topping plus the raspberry sauce is a dream!

  39. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness Reply

    This chocolate torte looks divine! I would be thrilled to sample a piece of this lovely dessert.

  40. Gourmet Getaways Reply

    What a delicious and interesting torte, I noticed it doesn’t have any flour so it must be some deliciously light and fluffy!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

  41. Thao @ In Good Flavor Reply

    Oh my! This Chocolate Tort looks decadent and delicious! Thank you for your persistence and perfecting this cake. I have a coworker who is celiac, and this cake is something I can bring into work that she can enjoy as well.

  42. Rahul @samosastreet.com Reply

    Hi Liz– this looks like heaven on a platter!!!!.I have a long baking to-do list, and it’s mostly filled with your recipes.

  43. The Surprised Gourmet Reply

    This looks scrumptious. That would be a treat anytime of the year.

  44. Laura Dembowski Reply

    What an amazingly decadent treat! I’m sure your husband didn’t mind you had to make it three times 🙂

  45. elisabeth Reply

    This Chocolate Torte is to ‘die for’ gorgeous and delicious! Glad that you didn’t give up on it! The ganache and the raspberries really add that extra special touch! xoxo

  46. Megan - The Emotional Baker Reply

    I would’ve given up after 20 ounces! So glad you tried and tried again to create this perfect torte – it looks so decadent 🙂

  47. Eva Taylor Reply

    60 oz of chocolate? That’s incredible! And expensive!!! But we are all grateful that you tirelessly test and retest your recipes for us. We’re going to my niece’s for Easter, I think I’ll make this festive torte.

  48. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud Reply

    Oh boy, I do love when you add a glaze/ganache to cakes! Just beautiful:@)

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What are the ingredients in Publix flourless chocolate torte? ›

Semisweet Chocolate (unsweetened Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Organic Eggs, Butter Flavor (cream, Natural Flavors), Sugar, Chocolate Flavored Coating (sugar, Vegetable Oils [palm Kernel, Palm], Cocoa [processed With Alkali], Lactose [milk], Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla).

Is a torte baked? ›

Tortes are commonly baked in a springform pan.

What is the benefit of flourless cake? ›

The dessert contains no gluten which makes it acceptable for those with celiac disease, gluten-free diets, and during religious holidays in which gluten and grains are not permitted.

What is the difference between a torte and a flourless cake? ›

When people talk about a flourless chocolate cake, typically what they mean is a flourless chocolate torte like this one. Torte is a bit more precise, since tortes are more dense and rich and typically do not contain flour (as in this recipe).

What are the three types of torte? ›

Tort lawsuits are the biggest category of civil litigation and can encompass a wide range of personal injury cases. However, there are 3 main types: intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.

How do you tell if a torte is cooked? ›

The best way to tell if the torte is cooked through is to judge by it's appearance. The center should jiggle ever so slightly and the top of the torte will look matte instead of glossy. You can also insert a toothpick to see if it comes out with only a few crumbs.

What is the difference between cakes and tortes in baking? ›

But, the difference between a torte and a cake is the number of layers. At the maximum, a cake has two or three layers. Anything more than that will make a cake bit teetering to eat. Tortes, due to dense, flat, and short layers have multiple, about 4 to 5.

What does torte mean in baking? ›

plural torten ˈtȯr-tᵊn or tortes. : a cake made with many eggs and often grated nuts or dry bread crumbs and usually covered with a rich frosting.

What does a flourless chocolate torte taste like? ›

The beauty of a flourless chocolate cake is the texture! Think of it as sort of a grown-up version of a brownie. This cake tastes like a a mix between a brownie, cake, truffle, and mousse. It's silky smooth, decadent, and SO delicious!

What is another name for chocolate torte? ›

It goes by various names such as Chocolate Almond Torte, Caprese Cake, Chocolate Torte or flouless chocolate cake. As with the origins of many desserts, the history of the torte is a little murky.

Why is it called a torte? ›

The roots of torte go back to the Late Latin torta, "flat cake" or "round bread." Avoid confusing torte and tort, which is much less delicious—it's a legal definition of a wrongful act.

Does flourless cake go bad? ›

At room temperature this flourless chocolate cake will last about 1 – 2 days stored in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap. If you plan to keep the cake in the fridge to extend the shelf life make sure that you remove from the fridge for 1 – 2 hours before serving.

Why do flourless cakes sink? ›

When the cake bakes the air will expand and cause the cake to rise in the oven. However as the cake doesn't contain any gluten there is not stucture to keep the cake risen once it comes out of the oven. So as the cake cools, and the air bubbles contract, you should find that it will sink back.

Does flourless chocolate cake contain gluten? ›

This easy Flourless Chocolate Cake with a silky chocolate ganache glaze is the BEST chocolate cake recipe. It is rich, decadent, and the perfect dessert for any celebration. The cake is gluten-free and super decadent.

Does flourless chocolate cake contain dairy? ›

This flourless chocolate cake is baked with olive oil to create a really rich flavor and texture. It's subtle, but pairs so well with the bittersweet chocolate in this cake. And because it's flourless and sans butter, this cake is completely gluten free and dairy free.

What is torte made of? ›

It's made of nut-rich pastry crust, covered with raspberry jam, and then topped with more crust woven into a lattice. The torte is named for the city of Linz, Austria, where it originated, and variations proliferate. Almonds are traditional, but some Linzers call for hazelnuts or pecans.


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