Double Chocolate-Kasha Torte

Bake these nutty chocolate and kasha and tortes for a crowd pleasing dessert - serve with sliced strawberries!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 10

Ingredients

1/2
cup boiling water
1/2
cup uncooked roasted buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup whole wheat flour
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
3
cups sliced fresh strawberries
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, pour boiling water over kasha, chocolate chips and butter; let stand 15 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed about 1 minute or until blended. Stir kasha mixture to combine; add to sugar mixture and stir to blend. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed about 2 minutes or until blended. Spread batter in pan.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 35 minutes until center is set and toothpick inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean.
  • 6 Cool torte in pan 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix strawberries and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 7 Remove side of springform pan. Place cooling rack upside down on torte; turn rack and torte over. Remove bottom of pan and parchment paper. Place plate upside down on torte; turn plate and rack over. Remove rack from top of torte.
  • 8 To serve, sprinkle powdered sugar over top of torte. Spoon about 1/3 cup strawberries over each serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    37g
    37%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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