Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Torte

  2. 2 cups 474ml Toasted hazelnuts

  3. 1 1/4 cups 247g / 8.7oz Granulated sugar - divided

  4. 3/4 cup 46g / 1.6oz Cake flour

  5. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Salt - divided

  6. 7 Egg whites

  7. 6 Egg yolks

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 1/2ml Vanilla extract

  9. 1/4 cup 49g / 1.7oz Unsalted butter - (1/2 stick) - melted

  10. Powdered sugar - for dusting

  11. Espresso Whipped Cream

  12. 1 cup 237ml Whipping cream

  13. 2 tablespoons 30ml Cold espresso or very strong coffee

  14. 2 tablespoons 30ml Frangelico or other hazelnut liqueur

  15. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Vanilla extract

  16. 1 tablespoon 15ml Powdered sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the Torte: Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan.

  2. Grind or pulse the hazelnuts and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in a food processor until the nuts are finely ground, but not so long that they turn to nut butter. Add the flour and half of the salt and pulse several times more to make a powdery texture.

  3. Beat the egg whites with the remaining salt until they form soft peaks. Gradually pour in 1/2 cup of the sugar and continue beating until the peaks crest softly without collapsing. Scrape them into a large bowl.

  4. Add the yolks to the mixing bowl without washing it. Add the remaining sugar and beat on high until the batter is thick and pale and a ribbon holds for 3 seconds. Add the vanilla. Fold the yolks into the whites, and then sprinkle a fourth of the nut and flour mixture over the eggs. Mix the batter thoroughly, but take care not to overmix and deflate the whites. Fold in one-third of the flour-nut mixture, followed by a third of the melted butter. Continue until all the nuts and butter are used.

  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven until browned and the sides are slightly pulling away from the pan, about 1 hour. Remove, cool slightly, then remove the rim.

  6. Serve the cake with the baked side facing up or reverse it and remove the base of the pan for a smoother surface. Shake the powdered sugar through a strainer over the top of the cake and serve it with the Espresso Whipped Cream.

  7. For the Espresso Whipped Cream: Whip the cream until it forms soft, billowy peaks. Whip in the espresso, Frangelico, vanilla and powdered sugar. Don't let it get stiff. Serve spooned over or alongside each piece of cake.

  8. This recipe yields 10 to 12 servings.

  9. Each of 12 servings: 430 calories ; 149 mg sodium; 144 mg cholesterol; 23 grams fat; 54 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams protein; 1.48 grams fiber.


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