Flourless Chocolate Torte #SundaySupper

Flourless Chocolate Torte

Though we live in a rather built up and populated area, we are lucky enough to have a lot of wildlife around.

I mean does it get any better than having Target and Costco practically within walking distance, a major highway just a couple miles away, and birds and bunnies and deer and more frolicking in the yard?  I think not.

The majesty of wildlife is really something.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

We’ve had a raccoon visit us right at the kitchen window, which Mom still finds horrifying and I still love.  Raccoons also had a habit of getting into the hummingbird feeders, which is rather strange to me.

There have been deer, from a mom and her baby to majestic visitors, grazing at the bird feeder.

Ducks.  Lots of ducks, sometimes twenty at a time.  The best is when the trail of babies come from half a neighborhood away, waddling through the street like they own the place.  I never get tired of watching them.

More squirrels and those oh-so-adorable but oh-so-destructive red squirrels than we know what to do with and enough chipmunks to keep us entertained at all times.

Birds and hummingbirds fly and sing and eat and fight with each other.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

There have been groundhogs (with babies!) and opossums and wild turkeys, hawks and butterflies and dragonflies.

Recently the bunnies have come back out, just in time for Easter!

This Flourless Chocolate Torte is also just in time for your Easter dinner.  I used carob, you’ll use chocolate, but either way it is out of this world, crazy delicious.  It has almost this pecan pie without the nuts thing going for it with all the butter, eggs, sugar, and bourbon.   Small slice is rich enough to satisfy, making this impressive, yet deceptively easy to make dessert perfect for a crowd.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

The top is crackly and crunchy and the interior is silky smooth and just a little gooey.  Plus, it’s naturally gluten free.  Whether you are gluten free or not, you need this cake in your life!

Happy Easter!

Flourless Chocolate Torte #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 12 servings


18 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
9 ounces carob or dark chocolate chips
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
7 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9 inch cake pan, line it with parchment and butter the parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, place the butter and carob or chocolate chips. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the butter and chips are completely melted. Stir until well combined.
  3. Stir in the sugar and allow to cool for a couple minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to stir in each egg completely before adding another. Stir in the vanilla and bourbon and mix until a glossy, uniform mix is formed.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30-60 minutes. I know that’s a wide range – the original recipe called for 30 minutes, but mine took about 60. I don’t know if that is just because of the carob, so start checking at 30 minutes, but be prepared to cook it for 60.
  6. The cake is done with the top is crackly but the cake is still rather jiggly, particularly in the center. Serve warm or cool completely in the pan. Cake may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature about 1 hour.


Recipe adapted from Well Plated

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  1. Sounds like Mother Nature puts on quite a spring show for you! I could see watching the antics while enjoying a slice of this torte!

  2. Chocolate chocolate chocolate! I am all over this treat!

  3. Debbie Eccard says:

    OH, I want some!!! My mouth is watering. Yes, wildlife is so fun to watch. Just went to the Cincinnati Zoo a week ago and it was so fantastic to see the baby tigers and the painted dogs playing. Wanted to see Baby Fiona, our new baby hippo but she isn’t ready for viewing. We fed the giraffes who also had babies. It is of course much nicer to see animals in the wild.

  4. We love a flourless chocolate torte around here! Rich and delicious! Perfect for a special brunch.
    P.S. We live in the city and have had fox, deer, raccoons and even a coyote in our yard!

  5. This looks like the perfect dessert I’m saving it to make it soon!!!

  6. Your torte sounds oh-so decadent! Hope you had a great Easter.

  7. Wow! Your neighborhood sounds wonderful :). And this torte! OMG YUM! It looks sooooo good!

  8. I’ve made a similar flourless chocolate cake some time ago and it was really delicious! Raccoons are cute, aren’t they? They were brought to Germany in our area sometimes before World War 2 and they escaped from their
    enclosure during the bombing that took place at the time. They started to breed and as they have no natural enemy around here, they have become almost a plague nowadays. We even had one in our attic once. But still I am delighted every time I see them, they are just too cute.

    • That is so interesting how raccoons got to Germany – thanks for sharing. We once had a red squirrel in our attic, but I just love them still. Too cute to not like!!

  9. We used to live in a place where a racoon would come right up to the sliding glass doors to the deck, peer in, and taunt our cats. 🙂 Anyway, great recipe — can’t go wrong with chocolate. Thanks!

  10. I’m so happy that carob lets you be able to enjoy chocolatey desserts! This torte looks soooo good!


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