Dark Chocolate & Walnut Torte

Don’t be fooled by the fancy word. A torte is just a cake! And this one is made special with the added richness of the walnuts. This torte doesn’t have a lot of flour, so the texture isn’t heavy. It’s just heavy on flavor. The lightness of this torte is something everyone will appreciate in the midst of all of the pumpkin pies and tins of holiday cookies.

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1/3 cup
Fisher® Walnut Halves & Pieces
1/3 cup
1-1/4 cups
(2-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut up
9 ounces
semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
eggs, separated
1 cup
granulated sugar, divided
1 tablespoon
1/4 teaspoon
cream of tartar
2 tablespoons
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Fisher® Walnut Halves & Pieces
1 cup
fresh raspberries

Food Safety Instruction

Wash Hands
Rub Produce
Wash Surface


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Grease paper and side of pan with butter. Pulse 1/3 cup Fisher® Walnuts and flour in food processor until finely chopped; set aside.
  2. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until completely melted.
  3. Beat egg yolks and ¾ cup granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed 5-8 minutes or until well blended and pale yellow in color. Beat in chocolate mixture. Gently stir in flour mixture.
  4. Using clean beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in separate bowl on high speed until fluffy. Gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar, beating 1-2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate mixture using rubber spatula. Spoon into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove rim.
  6. When ready to serve, dust top of cake with powdered sugar. Top with toasted walnuts and raspberries.


Use a fine sieve to dust cake with powdered sugar.
To easily cut cake, dip a large sharp knife in hot water, dry off, then cut slices neatly.