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Mocha Nut Torte Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ronauda Moore
Added: Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 eggs(seperated), 1 c. sugar(divided), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 1/4 c. chopped walnuts, 1 1/4 c. chopped pecans, 1/4 c. dry bread crumbs, 1 tsp. baking powder,3/4 tsp. salt(divided)
FILLING: 1 c. heavy whipping cream, 1//2 c. sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
MOCHA FROSTING: 1/4 c. butter(cubed), 4 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1/2 c. brewed coffee, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 3c. sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Line 3 9 inch round baking pans with waxed paper; set aside. Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl; let stand at room temp. for 30 min.Meanwhile in another mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened.Gradually add 1/2 c. sugar, beating until thick and lemon colored. Beat in vanilla. Combine nuts, crumbs, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt; stir into yolk mixture until combined.Add remaining salt to egg whites;beat on med speed until soft peaks form.Gradually beat in the remaining sugar about 2 tsp. at a time,on high.Divide this batter into 2 of the prepared pans. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. Remove from pans to wire racks, cool completely and remove waxpaper.In a small mixing bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Cover and refridgerate until assembly.In a large sauce pan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in coffee, vanilla and enough sugar to achieve frosting consistency. Spread filling between layers, frost top and sides.




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Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This sounds alot harder than it really is. And boy is it good. Once you serve that cake you'll be asked to bring it alot.

 

 

 

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