Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Almond Torte

If you are like me and love the flavor of almond, then this treat is for you!  This simple-to-make almond torte is rich and delicious, not to mention it makes a beautiful presentation.

Almond Torte

1 1/2 sticks regular butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 eggs 
1 1/2 cups sugar + extra for sprinkling crust and top
2 t. almond extract
1/4-1/2 cup sliced almonds
Parchment paper
Pam cooking spray
9 or 10-inch Springform pan (pictured below)
Melt butter.  Place flour, eggs, sugar, and almond extract into mixing bowl.  Add melted butter, and blend well with electric mixer.  Lock bottom of Springform pan into place.  Line Springform pan with a cut-to-fit piece of parchment paper for easy removal from pan.  Spray parchment paper liner with Pam.    
Sprinkle greased liner generously with sugar, coating entire surface.

Pour torte batter evenly into pan and sprinkle a light coating of sugar over entire surface.  Then sprinkle sliced almonds over top.  Add more or less of each, if desired.

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool completely and unlock Springform pan.  Using a spatula, gently pull away cake from the bottom of the pan and slide onto a serving plate.  Cut small slices to serve.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Val said...

I love everything Almond and this looks and sounds divine.