Passover Double Chocolate Almond Torte


A flourless chocolate torte, fudgy and rich, but kosher for Passover.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9-inch torte


  • ½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting, or as needed

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate squares, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • 5 large eggs, separated

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup crushed almonds

  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar for dusting, or as needed

  • ½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and dust with 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder.

  3. Melt chopped chocolate squares and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth, 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Whisk egg yolks and vanilla extract together in a large bowl.

  5. Gradually whisk chocolate and butter mixture into egg yolk mixture until well blended.

  6. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat sugar into egg whites until sugar dissolves and egg whites hold stiff peaks.

  7. Fold 1/3 of the egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in remaining egg white mixture until just blended and batter is smooth and fluffy.

  8. Spread batter evenly into prepared springform pan.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven until sides begin to pull away from pan and top is set in center, about 25 minutes.

  10. Let torte cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing the sides of pan.

  11. Place chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave on full power for 1 minute. Stir the chips. Continue to heat in 15-second intervals, stirring after each time, until the chocolate chips have melted and are warm and smooth. Do not overheat.

  12. Drizzle melted chocolate chips onto torte. Sprinkle crushed almonds and a dusting of confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, or as needed, onto the torte before serving..

Cook's Note:

You can also line the springform pan with aluminum foil before greasing, for easy clean-up.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
29g Fat
34g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 7g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* 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.

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