• (noun): A rich cake made with many eggs and little flour and usually containing chopped nuts.

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  • (noun): rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria

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A torte or (from Italian torta) is a rich, usually multilayered, cake that is filled with whipped cream, buttercreams, mousses, jams, or fruits.Ordinarily, the cooled torte is glazed and garnished.
Tortes are commonly baked in a springform pan. A torte may be made with bizcochuelo base or with little to no flour, but instead with ground nuts or breadcrumbs, as well as sugar, eggs, and flavorings. It can be covered with meringue and almonds.

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  • This torte is a combination of chocolate, ground almonds/amarettis, eggs, sugar and butter.

  • The term torte is used primarily to define round cakes, with a large amount of ground nuts to replace the flour.

  • While browsing through your archives I came across this interesting question and in case you haven't found a definite answer yet: In German-speaking countries, a torte is a multi-layered cake with some sort of creamy filling.

  • Hmmm, well I think that 'torte' is used in the title because the cake is one layer and it does not rise as much as a plain cake.

  • Well, they sorta do, but "torte" is only a weak approximation.

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