"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Torta di Noci - Italian Walnut Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Torta di Noci - Italian Walnut Cake, by , is from The Donovan Family Online Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Peatie
Added: Monday, November 5, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 pound walnuts
1 T sugar
8 T butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 Egg
2 T Rum or 1 tsp rum extract
2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Toast walnuts on a baking sheet in the oven 5-7 minutes. Do not burn, remove and cool.
Place walnuts in food processor with 1 T sugar and fulse to form small pieces. Set aside.
Butter a 8 or 9 " springform pan with 1 T of butter and lightly flour.
In a mixer, beat the rest of the butter with the rest of sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, rum (or extract) and lemon zest and mix till smooth.
Sift flour and baking powder together. Remove the bowl from the mixer and using a spatula, fold in the flour and walnuts until just incorporated.
Pour into prepared pan. Level batter with a knife or spatula. Place in oven and bake 40-55 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely and remove from the pan. Cut into wedges and serve topped with whipped cream.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 min plus baking time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From Deb Irvin, this dense cake reminds me more of shortbread than cake, delicious.

 

 

 

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