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Nov 18

Awesome Almond Torte Recipe

Daughter Erin’s mother-in-law Bonnie is a self-sufficient woman who cooks everything from scratch, even her mayonnaise! Whenever I’ve had the chance to partake of her delicious Almond Torte for dessert at family gatherings, I’ve been pulled into tastebud heaven. Bonnie shared this very simple recipe with me, and our guests rave about it. Just this last weekend, they ate every bite off their plates, and proclaimed that it was “Perfection!” It’s too good to keep a secret, so here it is for everyone to share.

Almond Torte

 

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 9″ spring-form pan with aluminum foil.  
  • Grease foil with spray oil (Pam).

Ingredients for the batter:

  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar for batter
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour

Ingredients for the top:

  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Directions:

  • Mix all batter ingredients together.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan – batter will be very thick.
  • Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds over batter, then 2 Tablespoons of sugar on top of them.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes
  • Cool, invert on plate – remove or peel off foil and then flip torte back on a serving platter.

Comments: I am going to try this recipe using an 8-inch spring-form pan next time I make it. My 9-inch spring-form pan is really 9 ½-inches, and I think it would be better if a little smaller. I will need to assess how that affects cooking time, though. I’ll post my findings! Let me know what you think of the recipe by posting your comments! Nancy