Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte

This week's recipe is called the 15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte. That's quite a mouthful, isn't it? The name of this dessert alone creates high expectations. Chocolate. Amaretti. Torte. Magic. All in 15 minutes. Tell me more.



A torte is a slim European style cake that is based on ground nuts instead of flour. In this case, almonds are the nuts of choice. Ground amaretti cookies are also part of the recipe. I had never heard of these cookies before. They're an italian almond macaroon. Luckily, I was able to find them at my local italian market.

All of the ingredients go into the food processor and voila, you have your cake batter. Pour it into a cake pan, bake for 25-30 minutes, cool, pour on glaze (which you can make while the cake is cooling) and you're done. Magic!

It's rich and delicious! A little too rich for Jeff, but not for me. It definitely fulfills a chocolate craving. I love the gritty texture from the ground nuts, and chocolate and almonds together are one of my favorite combinations. And because it has almonds rather than flour, it's a healthy cake, right?

Thanks goes to Holly of Phe/Mom/enon for picking this week's recipe! I've never made a torte before and now I have. Head on over to Holly's blog to see the recipe. And see how the other bakers liked this week's recipe.

I'm going to have to send this over to my parents, or else trouble will ensue. Chocolate overdose, anyone?

7 comments:

Tracey said...

Glad you liked it :) It looks great! I'm with Jeff on this one - just a bit too rich for me!

TeaLady said...

Sounds healthy to me. Isn't sugar good for you....

Looks perfect.

Jill said...

This wasn't too rich for me either. Your torte looks great!

margot said...

Your torte looks lovely, I'm glad you liked it. I had never made a torte either!

Liz said...

LOL at the "healthy cake" classification. I like the way you think! Better have 2 slices just to be sure.

Leslie said...

Looks delicious! It's too bad it was a touch rich for Jeff.

Amber Marie said...

I didn't know what Amaretti cookies were either - learned something new. :) I'm more than happy to go along with the more healthy classification!