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Chocolate Almond Torte

It’s time to travel to Mexico and into the delicious world of Teri-Arnold Shannon.  Teri shared several of her tasty delights with us in the Spring 2013 issue of Where Women Cook magazine.  Today we are sharing the amazing chocolate almond torte recipe featured within the pages of our magazine. 

chocolate almond torte recipe


Chocolate Almond Torte
This decadent dessert will delight chocolate lovers everywhere. Serve a chocolate almond torte at your next meal.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • Torte – 1½ cups toasted & ground almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups good quality semi-sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces & melted
  • 8oz sweet butter, room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • Glaze – 1 cup good quality semi-sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • ⅛ cup water
  1. Torte – Preheat over to 325 degrees. Prepare 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Place ground almonds and sugar into a food processor and pulse for 1-2 seconds.
  3. To melt chocolate, microwave on low for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat until completely melted and smooth. Add melted chocolate to mixture in food processor and process until well-combined.
  4. Add butter pieces to mixture and process. (It is not necessary to mix until smooth, some texture is a good thing.) Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.
  5. Pour half of batter into each prepared cake pan. Bake for 25 minutes. The torte will seem loose and sunken in the center and will have risen around the sides. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  6. Run a knife carefully around sides of pan to loosen torte. Press a small piece of foil (6″ x 6″, folded in half) gently onto torte to make a dense, flat surface. Let it cool completely, at least 1-2 hours.
  7. Remove from pan, and place on rack.
  8. Glaze – Combine chocolate and water, microwave on low for 30 seconds, and then stir. Repeat until a glossy sheen is achieved.
  9. Pour half of glaze onto middle of each torte (while on racks). Spread glaze over torte with a spoon or angled pastry knife, allowing it to drip over sides. Let set for 2 hours before serving.
  10. Cut into eighths and serve with berries or whipped cream, but the torte is delicious on it’s own


chocolate almond torte

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