Chocolate Plum Walnut Torte

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins


3/4cup dried plums (4 ounces)
1/2cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2cup boiling water
1/3cup all-purpose flour
1/3cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3cup packed brown sugar
1/4teaspoon salt
3large eggs
1/3cup granuated sugar
3/4cup chopped California walnuts, divided
3/4cup California walnut halves


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly coat an 8-inch round spring-form pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place a glass baking dish (any size) half-filled with water on the lower rack of your oven.
  3. In a small bowl, combine plums, chocolate and water. Let stand 5 minutes until plums soften and chocolate melts. Stir.
  4. In a food processor, combine plum mixture, flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar and salt. Whirl until nearly smooth.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand whisk or mixer to beat eggs and granulated sugar until thick and foamy. Stir in half the plum mixture. With a spatula, gently fold in remaining plum mixture and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Do not over mix. Pour into prepared pan.
  6. Arrange walnut halves evenly around edge. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chopped walnuts in center. Bake 25-30 minutes or until the center feels set when gently touched. Cool completely before slicing. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 4
  • Calories 230
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 700mg
  • Potassium 200mg
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 8%