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Pecan Torte with Smooth Chocolate Glaze

This Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze is a perfectly textured cake made with chopped pecans, eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Serve it with some fresh cream for an over-the-top taste.


Pecan Tortes was always one of my favorite desserts growing up. There was something extra special about eating this textured cake after dinner. Every time, it hit the spot just right. I’m so happy I can share this recipe with all of you.


What I Love About This Recipe:

Minimal Ingredients. When you take a bite of this gourmet-quality cake, you’d probably think it took hours and several dozen ingredients to come together. Wrong!  You’re seriously 11 ingredients and less than two hours away from enjoying this Pecan Torte if you start now!

It’s light and airy. You might be thinking this cake would be very “bottom-heavy” because the pecans might sink to, well, the bottom. But because the pecans are very finely chopped and incorporated nicely into the batter, they are evenly dispersed throughout the cake. Naturally, this gives the cake its light and airy texture.

It makes a beautiful and unique dessert. This is a great way to wow your guests during the holidays. Or, you can serve it for brunch during an extra sweet occasion. It seriously looks so beautiful and tastes out of this world.

The chocolate glaze pairs so perfectly with it. I think the chocolate glaze adds a perfect finish to the pecan torte. It really adds richness and decadence.

If you make this deliciously nutty Pecan Torte, do let me know in the comments!


So, here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • pecans
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract

For the chocolate glaze:

  • heavy cream
  • unsalted butter
  • dark or milk chocolate

Chocolate desserts are my favorite to make! Here are some more recipes you’ll enjoy:

These GF Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are ideal as a snack or after lunch!

You can make bakery-style Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins at home!

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Pecan Torte Recipe

This Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze is a perfectly textured cake made with chopped pecans, eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Serve it with some fresh cream for an over-the-top taste.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings10 people
Calories: 612kcal


  • 2 cups pecan, chopped
  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softned
  • cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softned
  • 5 oz dark choclate, or milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray or butter the cake pan (I used a 9" spring form pan).
  • Mix dry ingredients together: nuts, baking powder, salt and flour.
    2 cups pecan,, ½ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, ⅓ cup flour
  • Beat softened butter then add half of the sugar. Keep beating until creamy.
    1 cup unsalted butter,, 1¼ cups sugar
  • Add in egg yolks one at a time and continue beating.
    5 large eggs
  • Using a large spatula, fold in the fluffy egg whites into the batter.
    5 large eggs
  • With a spatula, add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (nuts, flour and baking powder).
  • Put into the greased pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

For the chocolate glaze:

  • Over barely simmering pot of water, place a bowl on top and melt the chocolate.
    5 oz dark choclate,
  • Add in unsalted butter and melt.
    ½ cup unsalted butter,
  • Turn heat off and whisk in the vanilla extract and heavy cream until glossy.
    2 Tbsp heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pour the chocolate glaze over the cooled cake and it is ready to enjoy!


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
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