Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Torte - Rhian's Recipes (2024)

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This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Torte is gooey, fudgy, rich, chocolatey and super decadent. It's easy to make, requires just 6 ingredients - a complete dream for lazy bakers! It's also grain-free, refined sugar free, date-sweetened, paleo-friendly, oil-free optional, and a great source of protein and fibre. Perfect for dessert but also healthy enough for breakfast!

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What is a Chocolate Torte?

A chocolate torte is a rich, fudgy chocolate cake. I decided to call this recipe Chocolate Torte instead of Chocolate Cake because it's not a fluffy sponge cake, but more of arich, gooey and fudgy flourless chocolate dessert.

How to make this recipe

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

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  • Whizz into a smooth purée.
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  • Place the puréed dates into a glass mixing bowlwith all the other ingredients and mix well.

Tip:Use a measuring jugto measure out the plant-based milk.

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  • Bake for around 20 minutes.
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How long does this Chocolate Torte keep for?

It keeps covered in thefridgefor up to afew days- the taste and texture remains unchanged.

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Substitutions you can make

  • Theground almonds (almond meal)can be replaced withground hazelnutsor ground walnuts.
  • For an oil-freeversion,theoilcan be replaced withapple sauce.
  • You can useany type of plant-based milk:almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, rice milk etc.
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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Torte

This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Torte is gooey, fudgy, delicious, and a complete dream for lazy bakers!

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: European

Keyword: gluten-free chocolate cake, paleo chocolate cake, vegan chocolate cake, vegan chocolate torte

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 283kcal

Author: Rhian Williams


  • 130 g (¾ cup) pitted dates soaked overnight in cold water or for 10 minutes in boiling water
  • 240 g (2 cups) ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons oil * (coconut, olive or vegetable oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) unsweetened almond milk (or sub any other plant-based milk)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Drain away most of the water from soaking the dates, leaving behind about 5 tablespoons.

  • Use a food processor or blender to whizz the dates into a smooth purée.

  • Place the puréed dates in a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix well.

  • Transfer into a greased baking dish - I used a 7inch/18cm round springform baking tin.

  • Bake in oven for around 20 minutes - it doesn't matter if it's still a little gooey when you take it out of the oven as it will firm up when cooled.

  • Keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days.



*Several readers have told me they made this cake oil-free by replacing the oil with applesauce, which seems to have worked well. So please do this if you're looking for an oil-free cake!

Nutrition Facts

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Torte

Amount Per Serving

Calories 283Calories from Fat 198

% Daily Value*

Fat 22g34%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Sodium 45mg2%

Potassium 144mg4%

Carbohydrates 20g7%

Fiber 5g20%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 7g14%

Calcium 82mg8%

Iron 1.6mg9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Andrew

    Lovely. Any possible substitutions for dates? Dried fruits? Apples? ... thanks!


    • Rhian Williams

      Hi! You could use dried apricots or figs I think!

  2. Andrew

    Hi, super recipe. I made it again this week. This time I halved the oil, and replaced all the remaining liquid with blackberry juice (simply because we have a lot of blackberries at the moment.) So that's 60ml to replace the milk, 5 tablespoons to replace water from the dates and 2 more tablespoons for the missing oil -- total 60ml + 7x15ml = 165ml. (However, I still couldn't taste blackberry in the finish product!) I suspect that as long as you have about this much liquid it doesn't really matter what it is... I also added some walnut pieces to create a bit of crunch. Yummy, and very popular at work.
    Oh, and when I didn't have dates, apricots worked very well, as you suggested.


    • Rhian Williams

      Thank you so much for making and sharing, sounds amazing!!

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