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Almond Torte

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This flourless cake is light and delicious.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004
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Cook's Notes

Cut the paper liner before making the batter, but do not spray and line the pan until the batter is ready; this will prevent the spray from pooling in the bottom of the pan.

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  • robschoenbaum
    31 MAY, 2017
    This recipe, made just as written, does not resemble the photo, more like baked marzipan with a bit of an almondy crust. Disappointing. I'm sure the more accomplished cooks on this forum have lots of good suggestions for this. Next try I'm going to mix sliced almonds in with ground almond mixture. I will also layer the top of the cake with sliced almonds, that will then form a crust when it's inverted.
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  • joyceboynton19
    6 DEC, 2015
    Turned my back on my new Kitchenaid mixer and over whipped the egg whites. Had to add the extra 2T sugar, extract and almond/sugar mixture by hand. The texture was firm but it was still DELICIOUS! Will attempt to do it properly as a Christmas item this year, it was so very easy.
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  • KathleenSinkule
    1 FEB, 2015
    Absolutely delicious as written! Although, I toasted the whole Almond pieces left for the top of the cake. Yum!
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  • DoADear
    26 FEB, 2012
    This one is soo good. I didnt use blanced almonds nor confec sugar. But it came out perfectly...I loved it...Now need to make a good sauce / topping for this....
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    • dlegarsky1
      23 APR, 2016
      I know this has been awhile since you posted...but what did you use if you didn't use powered sugar? TIA
  • BHSushi
    29 MAY, 2010
    This torte is FANTASTIC! The hardest part is finding the sliced blanched almonds (everything has skin on it), but I've made this at least a dozen times and it still gets raves from everyone and requests for the recipe.
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  • sandygluck
    15 FEB, 2008
    That's great - what could have been a mistake turned out even better - kudos to you.
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  • twodays
    2 JAN, 2008
    I made this for Christmas and accidently used plain white sugar instead of the 3/4 cup of confectioners sugar. I thought it would be a mess, but we loved it. It turned out more moist and marzipan like in the center. I later tried the correct recipe and it too is great, but more dry and cake like. I will be saving the mistaken recipe as a regular part of my holiday baking. A happy mistake for sure :-)
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