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Healthified Double Chocolate-Kasha Torte

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Kasha, a whole grain, and buckwheat groats are one and the same thing. In this tasty torte, the roasted kasha lends a nutty texture and flavor, with a lot less fat than nuts would add. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 160
  • Fat Reduced By 21g
  • Cholesterol Reduced By 75mg
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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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Before After
6 oz sweet baking chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup uncooked roasted buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup ground walnuts or hazelnuts 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
2 tablespoons prepared coffee 1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons powdered 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
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
400 (before)
240 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
110 mg (before)
35 mg (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
15 g (before)
4 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
180 mg (before)
150 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
29 g (before)
8 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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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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