Double Chocolate-Kasha Torte

Double Chocolate-Kasha Torte

These delightful kasha and nutty tortes are perfect crowd pleasing dessert.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

10

servings

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.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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!
Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 24g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.