Flourless Chocolate Tart

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Flourless Chocolate Tart @katrinaskitchen

When my friend Carolyn asked me to participate in World Diabetes Day I was happy to agree. Then I was scared out of my pants. I mean this is the place you come to for sugar. This is In Katrina’s Kitchen where dessert is always served first. Thankfully a few days after agreeing to this I saw a copy of Cooking Light floating around a relative’s house and it had this beautiful baked chocolate mousse on the front cover. After a few adjustments and some frantic emails to Carolyn (the diabetic sugar whisperer!!) I give you this Flourless Chocolate Tart.


It is dense and moist with just enough sweet. The chocolate flavor shines here so use a chocolate that you know and love. I am printing the recipe as it is written but I did not have brandy on hand so I substituted a sugar-free chocolate liquor. I also replaced the sugar with Swerve sweetener. I have been anxious to try this sweetener for some time because it measures cup for cup the same as sugar. From the Swerve website: “Made from a unique combination of ingredients derived from the fibers of fruits and vegetables, Swerve contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors. Forget low calorie sweeteners; Swerve is zero-calorie, non-glycemic and safe for those living with diabetes.” I am most excited to try out their confectioners sugar next! Swerve sent me an adorable tin filled with measuring cups and spoons and plenty of samples of Swerve. They are also offerng the same pack to one reader of In Katrina’s Kitchen. Please use the Rafflecopter entry form at the end of this post.

Flourless Chocolate Tart @katrinaskitchen

Flourless Chocolate Tart Recipe

Moist, dense, baked chocolate mousse, low-carb and gluten-free
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 tart


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup Swerve or sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • Baking spray with flour such as Baker's Joy


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add cocoa and espresso, stirring until smooth. Remove pan from heat. Add chocolates; gently stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in brandy and vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes; stir occasionally.
  • Combine eggs, egg whites, sugar, and salt in the top of a double boiler, stirring with a whisk. Cook over simmering water until a thermometer reaches 115° (about 2 minutes), stirring constantly with a whisk. Place egg mixture in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until ribbony, soft peaks form (about 5 minutes).
  • Gently stir one-third of egg mixture into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg mixture. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon batter into an 8-inch springform pan coated with baking spray, spreading evenly. Bake at 350° for 27 minutes or until almost set (center will not be firm but will set as it chills). Cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
  • Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

Flourless Chocolate Tart @katrinaskitchen

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Katrina

76 Responses to “Flourless Chocolate Tart”

  1. #
    Blog New Black — November 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Looks great!
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  2. #
    Mary — November 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for supporting diabetes awareness. 🙂

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    Jalynn Patterson — November 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    YUM! Please enter me

    thank you,
    [email protected]

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    foodstoriesblog — November 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Just making my way through all the sites that are participating in Carolyn's World Diabetes Day awareness campaign & wanted to say hello & thx (I'm a type 2, btw) 🙂
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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I adore chocolate with espresso!!! Chocolate flourless tort is my favorite dessert!!
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    Linda — November 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    This looks delicious!

  7. #
    Amy — November 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    This recipe looks tasty!
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    April V — November 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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    Catherine — November 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I've made this recipe excellent!

  10. #
    diabeticfoodie — November 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Sounds delicious! I'll definitely be trying this recipe.
    My recent post Date- and Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts for #WorldDiabetes Day

  11. #
    amanda — November 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    This looks soooooo good! I love me a flourless chocolate cake.

  12. #
    Catherine — November 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    This looks awesome! I can't wait to try this recipe.

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    thedomesticrebel — November 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Oh mah goodness, this looks SO insane, Katrina! I love flourless chocolate cakes and this tart looks out of this world delish. Extra raspberries and whipped cream on mine, too!!
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  14. #
    Carissa — November 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I bet this is delicious. Thanks!

  15. #
    Amanda — November 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Found you through Carolyn's site. Looks great!

  16. #
    Dee — November 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I found you through Carolyns site. I am dying to try Swerve! I keep hearing about it.

  17. #
    Sharon — November 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Swerve is the greatest .. I use it in all my recipes that call for sugar!

  18. #
    christi — November 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Looks delicious!
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  19. #
    Dee — November 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This may be on my Thanksgiving table!!!

  20. #
    livingth3sw33tlife — November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Ohhh la la la – chocolate. dense. ohhh yesss!! How amazing would this be on a holiday dessert table?! I think we have a winner 😀
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  21. #
    @albusniyyah — November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    thanks for supporting diabetes awareness and helping us with wonderful recipes!

  22. #
    bakedbyrachel — November 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Brandy and no flour… who are you?! 😉
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  23. #
    Sarah G — November 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Finally figured out how to comment! The tart looks scrumptious and easy to make. I also LOVE Swerve!!!!!

  24. #
    Kammie — November 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I really wanna try this sweetener. Great giveaway and awesome chocolate tart recipe

  25. #
    Diethood -noun- The state of being on a diet... always! — November 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Love that cake!! I've made it so many times and everyone fights for the last crumb. 🙂
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  26. #
    Cindy — November 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Cake looks amazing!!! Would love to win the Swerve package! Thanks for the opportunity! and for the super blog!

  27. #
    Moira — November 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Yum! I can't wait to try this out!

  28. #
    heather — November 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    oooo i'm anxious to try that sweetener!

  29. #
    Mary — November 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm


  30. #
    Mary — November 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I need to make this now..

  31. #
    Mary — November 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    enter me 🙂

  32. #
    Mary — November 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Carolyn sent me

  33. #
    Jennifer — November 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Looks great! Can't wait to try it!

  34. #
    Boulder Locavore — November 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Scared the pants off of me too Sister! I felt so undereducated and responsible. It's given me a great opportunity to learn more and I'm dying to try Swerve (which I got samples off). Love your torte!
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  35. #
    Fullermom — November 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Wow! Chocolate! And pretty too! What's not to love…thanks for sharing and for participating!

  36. #
    maryb — November 14, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    thanks for bringing awareness to this disease and thank you for offering a chance to win the giveaway.

  37. #
    BakeYourDay — November 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    This is gorgeous, and such a perfect cake for Diabetes awareness. I love it!

  38. #
    Phyllis — November 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the info and this great recipe.

  39. #
    cookingactress — November 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Love flourless chocolate stuff! So dense and chocolateyyy!

  40. #
    cindybrickley — November 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I love your cake and your Blog. Thank you for sponsoring such a great cause. I would love to win this giveaway, I cook a lot of diabetic recipes for my family.
    [email protected]

  41. #
    Blessie Nelson — November 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you for all you do! Kudos to Swerve!

  42. #
    ohsweetbasil — November 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I realize it's all about the cake, but I can't help but notice those delicious berries. MMMMMMM

  43. #
    Becky @ BP — November 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Looks great – thanks!
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  44. #
    Catherine H. — November 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for participating in this event! My sister is a Type I and I may have had gestational diabetes myself, so I am passionate about eating low-carb and high fat and getting the word out to the many others whose lives would be so much better by eating this way. I have got to try this cake–maybe Christmas?

  45. #
    Ana — November 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Love the recipe, can't wait to try! And would looove the Swerve goodies! 🙂

  46. #
    Raida — November 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Looks really wonderful, thanks!

  47. #
    Daniela — November 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for writing about diabetes.
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  48. #
    sherry — November 14, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Yum! I would love to win the Swerve package. Thank you for sharing!

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    Kim - Liv Life — November 15, 2012 at 12:03 am

    What a fabulous recipe!! After experimenting with Swerve myself, I've been more than thrilled with the results, especially as no one has noticed any difference in my baked goods at all! This one is most definitely going on my to try list!

  50. #
    Mimi — November 15, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Visiting here in honor of World's Diabetes Day – thank you so much for the recipe!

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    Carol LaBella — November 15, 2012 at 1:40 am

    This looks so delicious that I had to try it right away. I made it and it was amazing. Never heard of Swerve products an cannot find it in my stores in Ct. Will have to look online. Great blog and thank you for this amazing cake.

  52. #
    cindy schueneman — November 15, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Oh, this looks so easy and yummy. Perfect for the holidays or a birthday.

  53. #
    vanessa — November 15, 2012 at 2:55 am

    can't go wrong with chocolate

  54. #
    Michelle from MO — November 15, 2012 at 5:51 am

    This recipe looks yummy! Thanks for entering me!

  55. #
    Lisa — November 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

    This looks great

  56. #
    Linda — November 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Love the sugar free recipe and would love the Swerve package. Thanks for the opportunity!

  57. #
    Barb — November 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    would love to win this prize,thanks for great recipes

  58. #
    Nikki — November 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    would love to win

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    Kathy Jo Horan — November 16, 2012 at 12:22 am

    This looks so delish! And thanks for making it with Swerve – I just got my first order today!

  60. #
    Tara — November 16, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Oh my! The cake looks AMAZING!! Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!

  61. #
    Kim Bee — November 16, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Katrina this is such a great recipe. Love a good chocolate tart.

    Please don't enter me, I participated so I already have the kit.
    My recent post Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies & Swerve Giveaway #worlddiabetes

  62. #
    Sharon — November 16, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I've never heard of Swerve before reading this post. Would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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    food_dreamer — November 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I'm impressed, K! You did a great job with a low carb recipe. It looks insanely good! Pinning it today…
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  64. #
    Lany — November 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you for supporting Diabetes Awareness! This recipe looks fantastic! Can't wait to try it.

  65. #
    Dita — November 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    what a terrific recipe, and sugar free also. i'm going to try this one.

  66. #
    Stacy — November 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    This looks fantastic!! I have been wondering about using Swerve and would love the opportunity to win the package since I am battling pre-diabetes right now. Love your blog!!

  67. #
    bella211 — November 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    That cake looks divine – I'd be tempted to eat the whole thing!!

  68. #
    sandy burge — November 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Yummo, sounds delicious!

  69. #
    Meghan Finley — November 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Looks yummy. Will definitely make

  70. #
    lewis162 — November 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I love chocolate so much, and would love to win!

  71. #
    KaySue — November 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    This caught my eye as a good recipe for my diabetic and gluten free friends.

  72. #
    J. Fuller — November 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I just bought another bag of Swerve today, can't wait to try this recipe!!

  73. #
    Sadie — November 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Swerve? That's new to me.

  74. #
    Bianca — November 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    this looks delish 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!
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    Alison — November 20, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for the recipe and Swerve info!

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