Flourless Chocolate and Red Wine Torte | #Paleo Gluten free Desserts

Gluten free dessertsEver since doing the Brightspring 10 Day Detox, I have been working to eliminate sugar, grains, and wheat from my diet. The health benefits to me personally have been huge. Since eliminating processed carbs, I feel better, have more energy, and am more lean.

If you want more information about WHY I am cutting out my sugars and carbs, you can see my thoughts (and boy, do I have them) about my no-sugar, no-grain Detox here.

Want more information about eating Paleo? Read Paleo 101: An Intro to the Basics of the Primal Way of Eating.

BUT — I have always been the person in our family to make desserts for family gatherings. So when we had company last week, and I realized I needed to make a dessert, I really had to sit down and figure out what dessert item would be at least low-sugar, wheat-free, and still taste amazing.

And I found it. Boy, did I. Rich, melty, oozing with decadent dark chocolate. This Flourless Chocolate Wine Torte has everything you love about a warm brownie – without the wheat flour. I won’t go so far as to say this dessert is strictly paleo, but it is certainly an acceptable treat that you can enjoy occasionally without completely screwing with your blood sugar.

Flourless Chocolate Wine Torte

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 6 squares dark chocolate -- I used this Ghirardelli Bar with 86% Cacao - it is very low in added sugar
  • 1 stick butter - grass-fed is best - Kerrygold is a great brand
  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Coconut Sugar
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup red wine - any kind
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder-- Frontier Organic makes a high quality, fair trade unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate squares on medium heat.
  2. 2. Add in the sugar and salt and stir until all sugar is absorbed into the mixture.
  3. 3. Slowly, beat in each egg individually. Take the pan off the heat.
  4. 4. Add the red wine and mix in.
  5. 5. Add the cocoa powder, using a sifter to be sure there are no lumps. Mix it up well.
  6. 6. Pour into a greased 8" tart pan
  7. 7. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes. Be sure not to overbake. It should still look a little glossy on top. A fork poked in the middle should come out clean.
  8. 8. Serve warm.

And  try not to let anyone catch you doing this:

Eating Flourless Chocolate Red Wine Torte

Oh yeah. I’m eating the crumbs out of the empty pan. It’s that good.

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Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious!!!

  2. Chocolate and wine?? Now that’s my kind of dessert!! num num num

  3. Ooh this sounds crazy good! You have me laughing with that picture of you! I hate getting caught taste testing or licking bowls too, lol!

  4. this sounds like a lovely treat to have and i like that it is flour-less!

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