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Passover Pleasers: Flourless Chocolate Coffee Torte

Passover Pleasers: Flourless Chocolate Coffee Torte

By Cheryl Krementz

The Four Questions are the cornerstone of the Passover Seder. Traditionally asked by the youngest child at the table, they elicit explanations about the significance of the eight-day festival that commemorates the Jews’ exodus from Egypt.

As joyous and engaging as the ceremonial meal can be, Seder guests (and not only the kids!) usually have an all-important Fifth Question on their mind: What’s for dessert?

Given Passover’s parameters of eschewing all food made with flour, dessert is a particularly tough part of the Seder menu to get right. No worries. This flavorful Chocolate Coffee Torte does the trick.

Passover Pleasers: Flourless Chocolate Coffee Torte

Dense, delicious and—bonus!—naturally gluten-free, the torte has just enough of a java jolt to get everyone’s attention. Top it with homemade whipped cream or sprinkle it with powdered sugar, almond slivers and/or fresh berries for an unforgettable finish to Seder 2016.

Flourless Chocolate Coffee Torte

What you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 18 oz. Kosher for Passover bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup strong-brewed coffee (your choice of caffeinated, decaf or half-caf)
  • 8 ½-inch springform pan, lined with parchment and generously buttered or sprayed with Kosher for Passover cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In small saucepan, stir coffee and sugar over medium heat until sugar dissolves completely. Set aside.
  3. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate chunks over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly.
  4. Transfer melted chocolate into bowl. With mixer, beat in butter in pieces. On a lower speed, beat in the coffee/sugar mixture.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into prepared springform pan and bake for 45 minutes. The edges should ultimately look more done than the center, which will set as the cake cools.
  7. After the cake reaches room temperature, cover and refrigerate it. Unlock springform mold before serving cake chilled.
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Build a Better Breakfast: Chocolate Kefir Shake

Build a Better Breakfast Part 2: Chocolate Kefir Shake

Welcome to Part 2 of our Build a Better Breakfast series! Today we’re serving dessert for breakfast.

Just kidding! But this Kefir Chocolate shake is so smooth, rich, and creamy, you’ll swear it’s just as good. Make this one for the kids before they head out the door to school, or as a better-for-you alternative to a chocolate milkshake!


Kefir Chocolate Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 Min | Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lowfat plain unsweetened kefir
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 tsp. ShopRite cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup crushed ice
  • Pitted Medjool dates (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: In a blender combine kefir, banana, almond butter, cocoa powder and ice; cover and blend until smooth, scraping down sides of blender occasionally. If desired, add dates to sweeten; blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, and serve.

Nutritional Info (Per 1 Serving)

  • 350 calories
  • 10g fat
  • 1.5g saturated fat
  • 20mg cholesterol
  • 170mg sodium
  • 46g carbohydrate
  • 5g fiber
  • 1g protein

 

Build a Better Breakfast Part 2: Chocolate Kefir Shake

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Hot Chocolate Pudding

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He was all set to go out in a pouring rain storm at ten at night to go to the store, when I remembered we had ShopRite hot chocolate packets in the pantry. (more)

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