Pecan Torte

pecan torte

Ingredients

Torte: 

    • 2 cups finely chopped or grounded pecans. (you could use walnuts instead)
    • 1/3 cup of flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp of salt
    • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
    • 1 1/4 cups of sugar
    • 5 large eggs, separated yolks and whites
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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For the Chocolate Glaze: 

  • 2 Tbsp of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter, (1 stick)
  • 5 oz (150g) dark or milk chocolate

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Directions: 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Spray or butter up your cake pan (I used 9″ springform pan).
  • Mix dry ingredients together: 2 cups nuts, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/3 cup of flour.

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  • Beat 1 cup of softened unsalted butter (2 sticks).
  • Add in half of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract; keep beating until creamy.
  • Add in 5 egg yolks one at a time.

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  • In a separate bowl, mix together egg whites until frothy.
  • Add in the rest of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Beat together until fluffy and stiff.

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  •  Using a large spatula, fold the egg whites mix into the butter.

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  • With spatula add into the dry ingredients (nuts, flour, baking powder).
  • Put into the greased pan.

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  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. (Or until you stick a toothpick in it, and pick comes out clean.)

Chocolate Glaze: 

  • Over barely simmering pot of water, place a bowl on top and melt 5 ounces of chocolate.
  • Add in 1 stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter. Melt.
  • Turn heat off and whisk 2 tablespoons of heavy cream until glossy.

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  • Pour on cake when cake cools down.
  • Ready to enjoy!

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Pecan Torte

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, cake, chocolate, dessert, heavy cream, pecan, torte, vanilla
Servings: 10
Calories: 625kcal

Ingredients

Torte

  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 5 oz dark or milk chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray or butter the cake pan (I used a 9" spring form pan).

Torte

  • Mix dry ingredients together: nuts, baking powder, salt and flour.
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  • Beat 1 cup softened butter then add half of the sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Keep beating until creamy.
  • Add in 5 egg yolk, one at a time and continue beating.
  • In a separate bowl beat together egg whites until frothy.
  • Add in the rest of the sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Beat together until fluffy and stiff.
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  • Using a large spatula, fold in the fluffy egg whites into the batter.
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  • With a spatula, add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (nuts, flour and baking powder).
  • Put into the greased pan.
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  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

For the chocolate glaze:

  • Over barely simmering pot of water, place a bowl on top and melt 5 oz of chocolate.
  • Add in 1 stick of unsalted butter and melt.
  • Turn heat off and wisk 2 Tbsp of heavy cream until glossy.
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  • Pour the chocolate glaze over the cooled cake and it is ready to enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1047IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg
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