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Pecan Torte

Pecan Torte

It's an elegant, nutty and a unique dessert to serve for dinner.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 625 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • cake pan
  • bowl
  • Spatula
  • hand mixer
  • pot
  • whisk



  • 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


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


  • 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 whisk 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 Facts
Pecan Torte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 625 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1047IU21%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword butter, cake, chocolate, dessert, heavy cream, pecan, torte, vanilla
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