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White Chocolate-Almond Torte

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12

Enjoy this delicious torte made with white chocolate and almonds - perfect for dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Torte

1
cup slivered almonds (6 oz)
1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3
eggs
1/4
cup milk
1
tablespoon almond-flavored liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1
teaspoon vanilla
6
oz white chocolate baking bars, chopped

White Chocolate Frosting

4
oz white chocolate baking bars, chopped
2
tablespoons boiling water
1
teaspoon vanilla
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and side of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with shortening; lightly flour. Place almonds on ungreased cookie sheet; bake 4 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Reserve 2 tablespoons almonds for garnish. Place remaining almonds in food processor or blender. Cover; process until almonds are ground; set aside.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating on high speed after each addition until smooth and blended. Add milk, liqueur, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the flour mixture and ground almonds; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in 6 ounces white chocolate. Spread batter in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched and top is evenly browned. Cool 15 minutes; remove side of pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat 4 ounces white chocolate and boiling water over low heat, stirring constantly, just until chocolate is melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla; cool to room temperature. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in cooled white chocolate mixture and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • 5
    Run long knife under cake to loosen from pan bottom; transfer to serving plate. Spread frosting over side and top of torte. Garnish with reserved toasted almonds.

Expert Tips

  • Crown the top of this decadent torte with sugared fresh cranberries. Brush cranberries with light corn syrup. Sprinkle with sugar; let stand uncovered until you're ready to add the garnish to the top of the cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
15g
76%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
69g
23%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
53g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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