The torte, an elegant cousin of the cake, typically utilizes little to no flour and often contains ground nuts. We've got 13 gorgeous variations that are perfect to serve at a dinner party, including a chocolate-truffle torte, hazelnut-praline torte, and many more.
This mousselike dessert is so airy it's liable to float right off your plate. Combine that texture with the cool flavor of peppermint-laced chocolate, and you have a treat that just might send you to cloud nine.
In the grand tradition of European pastry, this torte alternates layers of crisp butter-wafer cookies with a dense bittersweet chocolate mousse. Best served chilled and thinly sliced, this dessert is elegant; the cookies are store-bought, so it's delightfully easy, too.
Almonds add texture to this rich chocolate dessert, while a cloud of meringue adds an ethereal element to each dense bite. Cherries
figure in at every level, thanks to kirsch liqueur in the cake and the meringue and a smear of preserves layered in between.
Fresh flavors and an appealing look enliven this dessert. Dense Campari-infused cake is punctuated with golden raisins and jewel-like grapefruit segments; ribbons of white chocolate mousse topped with a confetti of poppy seeds add a celebratory note.