Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

This Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is a total winner in the taste department. It is also Vegan, gluten-free, AND paleo-friendly, so ALL diets can enjoy this one.

This Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is a total winner in the taste department. It is also Vegan, gluten free AND paleo friendly so ALL diets can enjoy this one.

This one’s for the chocoholics and I know you’re out there. ๐Ÿ™‚ With a name like Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte there’s no doubt this recipe delivers on the fudgy-ness.

We’ve hit the start of the summer season and no-bake treats are always in high demand. Cranking up the oven to 400 like I did earlier this week when I made Joe his favourite Crispy Baked Hot Wings was SO not a good idea.

I was sweating up a storm in the kitchen! After learning that fiery lesson, I’m sticking with the cooler salads, smoothies and of course, no-bake treats.

Chocolate Torte on a plate

This particular recipe was inspired by the bulk section at my grocery store.

We collect rewards points and sometimes you receive a big bonus if you spend over a certain amount in the bulk section. Well, I was pretty stocked up on the items I normally buy but am a bit obsessed with gathering points and did NOT want to miss out on the bonus. Am I alone on this one?

Any other OCD store point collectors out there?

Anyway, my strategy was nuts. And I don’t mean it was a crazy idea, I mean I decided to buy nuts!

The bin with ground hazelnuts was calling my name. It became the base of the crust for my Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte.

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Boom. ๐Ÿ™‚

This torte is super rich and fudgy with a nice hint of that toasty hazelnut flavour. If you have a food processor it’s so freaking easy too. Just a quick pulse for both the crust and the filling and the fridge does the work.

I did let this chill overnight so the two layers become pronounced but a slice or two miiiight have made their way into our bellies after only a couple of hours.

Quality control, right?


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*Originally posted June 19, 2015. Updated February 14, 2019*

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Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte – Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo

Sharon Rhodes
This Double Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is a total winner in the taste department. It is also Vegan, gluten free AND paleo friendly so ALL diets can enjoy this one.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 398 kcal



  • Grease a 9 inch pie plate and set aside
  • Place the ingredients for the crust into your food processor and pulse until well combined. Look for all of the cocoa to be incorporated
  • Press the crust into your greased pie plate, pressing it up the sides, keeping everything as even as possible. Set the pie plate in your freezer while you make the filling
  • Wipe out the food processor and add in the filling ingredients. Process until smooth
  • Using a spatula, evenly smooth out the filling on top of your crust
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least two hours)
  • Keep refrigerated for up to a week


Serving: 8Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 8gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 155mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 11gSugar: 28gVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 4.9mg
Keyword Chocolate hazelnut torte, gluten free chocolate torte, vegan chocolate torte
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  1. I made this as a last minute dessert for a BBQ this summer. (Needless to say it didn’t get a chance to sit overnight, but at least a few hours!) It was delicious and everyone commented on it. One person said (with not a little skepticism), “you just whipped that up after I talked to you this morning?” I was happy to be able to say “why yes, I did, actually!”
    PS I did add a few whole hazelnuts to the top as well as just a sprinkling of fleur de sel sea salt for decoration.

    1. That’s awesome! It is very impressive for being so easy to make. And with the sea salt and more hazelnuts on top? Forget about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nice touch. Thanks so much Wendy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. looks so good!! suggestions for a maple syrup substitute? honey perhaps? (although i would imagine it would alter the taste a fair bit)

  3. Hi, I was just reading the comments and was wondering, could you substitute almond meal for the hazelnuts?:) Jo

    1. I haven’t tried it but I cant see why not. The flavour would be different for sure though. Almonds don’t have quite as strong of a taste as the hazelnuts.

  4. The list of ingredients say cacao powder. The directions say cocoa powder. I read that they are different. Does it matter which one I use? Thanks!

    1. Ooops! They are a bit different nutrition wise. Cacao being the superior one. Use what you have though. Taste wise there is not a huge difference. The cacao is a tad more bitter. Thanks for noticing that Susan! I’ll fix it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Looks amazing Sharon! Your pictures are awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know what you mean about the oven. We are in Arizona, and our kitchen is almost sauna-like when the oven is blasting. Not fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Lauren! I just got a 50 mm lens for my camera and it has taken some getting used too! Keep cool over there in AZ. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I would love to try this with almond meal!

    Also I had no idea you could make a torte filling out of just cacao powder, maple syrup, and coconut oil – so neat!

    1. It was so easy! All of a sudden I had a fudgy filling. And almond meal would perfectly with this. Have a great weekend, Chelsea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Wow that looks incredible! So chocolaty and rich, mmm. The hazelnut crust sounds like the perfect accompaniment to a creamy chocolate filling!

    1. Thanks June! ๐Ÿ™‚ We are on the last slice and it has just gotten better and better. Have a great weekend!

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