Like many traditional nut-based tortes, this one is gluten-free. Unlike many tortes, it's made with the addition of buckwheat flour -- which is ground from a seed, not a grain. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 812.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2016


Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
Serves 10 to 12


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line with a parchment round; butter parchment. Spread almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Meanwhile, in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, melt butter and chocolate together. Let cool.

  • In a food processor, pulse almonds until finely ground. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon, and pulse until combined.

  • In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk eggs and brown sugar on high until thick and pale, about 6 minutes. Fold in chocolate mixture, then flour mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until cake is puffed and a tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

  • Let cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Release sides of pan and remove cake; let cool completely on rack. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with ice cream. (Torte can be stored at room temperature, covered, up to 1 day.)