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Red Velvet Torte {keto, paleo}

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  • Author: Monster Cookie
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


If you are looking for an elegant dessert to serve for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or other event, make this decadent red velvet torte!



Torte Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup butter or palm shortening
  • 3 cups chopped red beets
  • ½ cup Lakanto granular or erythritol 
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 4 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Optional Chocolate Ganache Ingredients: 

  • 2 Tablespoons butter or palm shortening
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • Stevia or other sweetener to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter, beets, and the granular sweetener over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the beets are soft. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a tart pan or a 9-inch cake pan by greasing it really well with butter, or cut unbleached parchment paper to fit to the edges.
  3. Pour the beet mixture into a blender pitcher along with the remaining ingredients. Blend until pureed and smooth. 
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing the spring pan sides or flipping over the cake pan.
  5. After the torte has cooled completely, in a medium saucepan over low heat, melt together the ganache ingredients until smooth. Pour onto the middle of the torte. Use a spoon to swirl outward towards the edges until the chocolate covers the top and spills over the sides a little.
  6. Serve immediately and refrigerate any leftovers (chocolate ganache will be firm after refrigerating).


Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Freezing: If you want to make this recipe well in advance, you can freeze the torte. It works best to freeze the torte without the ganache. Thaw the torte in the fridge 1-2 days ahead of when you want to serve it. Make the ganache and pour it on the torte right before serving.

Nutrition: The nutrition facts below are just for the torte and does not include the ganache. The ganache adds the following per serving (1/16): Calories: 48, Fat: 5.1, Carbs: 2.1, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 0.1, Protein: 0.9

  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1/16
  • Calories: 100
  • Sugar: 1.8
  • Fat: 7.5
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9
  • Fiber: 2.2
  • Protein: 3.3