Why not spoil your special someone with this mouth-watering chocolate and almond torte that’s full of protein and antioxidants? Yum.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 250g unpeeled roasted almonds
  • 250g best quality dark chocolate
  • 125g dates
  • 125g dried figs
  • 6 egg whites, beaten
  • Berries for decoration


In a food processor or similar, chop almonds and chocolate roughly. Chop dates and figs as well. Beat egg whites until stiff.

Fold in almonds, chocolate, dates and figs to the whites and pour the mixture into a greased and lined springform cake tin.

Bake at 180°C for 45 minutes. When cooked, open the oven door slightly and allow the torte to cool in the tin. Turn onto a platter and refrigerate overnight.

Decorate with berries and serve with a dollop of goat’s cheese.

This is an edited extract from Andi Lew’s Eat Fat, Be Thin: sugar free, dairy free, wheat free recipes, $12.95 (e-book) and $24.95 (hard copy), eatfatbethin.com.au

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