Paleo Chocolate Torte

by Foodie Gone Paleo

Ingredients: 

Pecan Crust:

1 1/2 cup Pecans

1/4 tsp Salt

2 Tbls Honey

1 Egg

Chocolate Filling:

1 bar (3.5-4 oz) Dark chocolate (I used Sweet Riot, 85%)

1/8 cup (2 Tbls) Palm shortening

1/2 cup Coconut palm sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

4 Eggs

1/3 cup Coconut flour

1/2 cup Chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)

1/4 tsp Salt

Strawberry Sauce:

2 1/2 cups Strawberries

Zest of 1 Orange

Juice of 1/2 Orange

1 Tbls Honey (more depending on sweetness of berries)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For Crust:

In the bowl of a food processor, add pecans and salt.  Process until you have a coarse meal.  Add honey and egg and process until dough forms.  Dough will be slightly sticky.  Press dough evenly into pie pan, covering bottom and up the sides.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly.

For Filling:

In a double boiler (I used a glass bowl over boiling water), melt chocolate with shortening.  Remove from heat and add palm sugar and vanilla, mix well.  Allow to cool to room temperature.  Add coconut flour and salt to chocolate mixture and beat with hand mixer until fully combined.  Beat in eggs one at at time.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Fill crust with chocolate mixture and bake for 15-18 minutes.  Sides should be dry and cracked, middle should be just set. Remove and allow to cool for 30-45 minutes before serving.

For Strawberry Sauce:

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until desired consistency.  Drizzle over torte.  Enjoy!