Decadent Chocolate Almond Torte

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Decadent Chocolate Almond Torte

Decadent Chocolate Almond Torte

Serves Yields 2 9-inch tortes

Meal Type

Cake

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat bottom and sides of 2 9-inch spring form pan with butter and flour or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 12 ounces chocolate and butter together; cool to lukewarm.
  3. Pulse the chilled almonds and 1/4 cup sugar in processor until almonds are finely ground, stir in flour.
  4. Using an electric mixer, whip the egg yolks and ½ cup sugar on medium-high speed until they are thick and light. Fold in chocolate mixture and almonds mixture then add vanilla extract.
  5. In a clean mixer bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed and visible beater tracks can be seen in the egg whites. Add remaining 3/4 sugar and continue beating to firm peaks. Fold into chocolate mixture in 3 batches. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  6. Bake until cake has puffed up and cracked with toothpick inserted into center coming out with some moist crumbs, about 45 minutes. Invert onto serving platter; set aside.

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Topping

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Whip 1 cup heavy cream with confectioners’ sugar until medium peaks are formed. Melt 2 oz. chocolate with 2 tbsp. heavy cream.
  2. Spread whipped cream onto top of chocolate cake, drizzle with melted chocolate mixture and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup sliced almonds.

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