Recipe: Almond Torte

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Have your chocolate without all that guilt! This light cake has few ingredients and is relatively simple to make. I’ve adapted this recipe a lot from others. The secret to making mine is adding a bit of coffee! It brings out the flavor of the cocoa.

Almond Torte:

5 eggs, seperated

2 cups almond meal (you can easily make your own with almonds, I suggest this)

1.5 cups cocoa powder

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup of butter (*I used Earth Balance which works just as well, any substitute should suffice)

1 t vanilla

3 T Coffee

1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 350. Toast Almonds, cool, and grind into a powder with 1/4 of the sugar. Whip egg yolks with 1/4 of the sugar in a mixer. Fold in the almond and chocolate powder. Then, fold in melted, but cooled butter, coffee and vanilla.

Whip the whites in a clean bowl with the salt and remainder of the sugar until they are stiff, but not dry.

Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture and place into a buttered pan that is lined with parchment.

Bake until tester comes out clean with some moist bits of crumb.

Let cool before eating.

Tastes great alone, but a little powdered sugar doesn’t hurt either!

I tried mine with a vegan chocolate ganache recipe I’m experimenting with, details will come once I have the recipe down!

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