Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 35 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For The Tort---.
  2. Separate eggs.
  3. Beat egg whites stiff.
  4. Beat egg yolks until thick and pale.
  5. Dissolve baking soda with 1T water.
  6. Add 1 cup sugar to egg yolks.
  7. Fold in nuts and bread crumbs to egg yolks and sugar.
  8. Add baking soda mixture to egg yolks.
  9. Fold in egg whites.
  10. Pour into prepared cake tins (3) and Bake at 375°F in 3 pans for 35 minutes.
  11. For The Icing:.
  12. Cream butter.
  13. Add powdered sugar and mix, add chocolate syrup, egg and juice of 1 lemon.
  14. Ice cooled cake and sprinkle with ground hazelnuts.
  15. Refrigerate for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

This is a very rich tort. I live in a small town and I couldn't get hazle nuts but I used walnuts and it is so good. It will be a wonderful Christmas tort. I served to the girls I have played cards with for 50 years and they all wanted the recipe.

lorelei1 August 19, 2002

The recipe leaves out a few instructions, but here's what I did: I threw in the pinch of salt before folding the egg whites into the torte batter. For the frosting I used the juice of one lemon. Also, for the frosting, I just blended the butter and sugar then threw everything else in, including the cocoa and the instant espresso. It turned out great.

Hilary #3 November 28, 2010

Really thought this was a great product. I used it for a catering event. Do need to add that through trial and error, I determined that you need to use 8 or 9 inch spring form pans. That should be included in the receipe.

shakey dave February 16, 2004

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