Ghirardelli Coconut Almond Torte with Chocolate Chips


Coconut, almonds and chocolate make a classic flavor combination in this moist light torte. Serve with whipped cream and a scoop of sliced ripe strawberries for a gorgeous spring dessert.

10 to 12 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups whole almonds

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 8 ounces Ghirardelli Mini Chips or chopped Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Bars

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 8 large egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 Berries


  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan.

  2. In a food processor, pulse the almonds, salt, and 1/4 cup of the sugar to the consistency of crumbs. Set aside.

  3. Beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tarter at high speed until they hold a soft shape. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar until eggs whites are stiff but not dry. Transfer to a large bowl. Fold in the almond mixture. Set aside 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the torte. Fold the remaining chocolate chips and the coconut into the batter. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until the torte is puffed and golden, and the edges are starting to shrink from the sides of the pan. Cool on a rack.

  4. To serve, whip cream with vanilla and sugar. Remove the sides of the pan and transfer the cake to a serving platter. Serve torte slices with whipped cream and ripe berries, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
34g Fat
39g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 283mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.