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This recipe for ITALIAN ALMOND TORTE, by , is from , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lisa Tefft
Added: Saturday, September 23, 2006


2/3 cups sugar

cup almond paste, at room temperature

2/3 cup butter

3 eggs

teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2/3 cup unsifted all-purpose flour

teaspoon baking powder

Shave chocolate

Sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 300 . Line an 8-9 inch round layer-cake pan with foil.

2. Beat sugar with almond paste in electric mixer. Add butter a little at a time and beat until smooth.

3. Beat in eggs, one at a time; then beat in vanilla.

4. Mix flour with baking powder and beat into batter. Turn batter into prepared pan.

5. Bake for about 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.

6. Lift cake from pan by gripping foil. Allow cake to cook for a few minutes; then completely wrap cake with additional foil or plastic wrap and allow to cool. (This keeps cake moist.)

7. To make shaved chocolate, push a vegetable parer along smooth surface of a 4-oz. block of sweet chocolate. Refrigerate shavings if weather is warm.

8. To serve, cut cake into wedges, place on plates and top with sour cream. Garnish with shaved chocolate.




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