Healthified Double Chocolate-Kasha Torte

Healthified Double Chocolate-Kasha Torte

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!


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked roasted buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 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


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 9-inch springform pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • In medium bowl, pour boiling water over kasha, chocolate chips and butter; let stand 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes until center is set and toothpick inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean.
  • Cool torte in pan 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix strawberries and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 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.
  • To serve, sprinkle powdered sugar over top of torte. Spoon about 1/3 cup strawberries over each serving.

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