Strawberry Hazelnut Torte

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
45 mins

This is quite an impressive seasonal dessert that could also be make with either strawberries or raspberries. I would only recommend using Fresh berries (not frozen) for this yummy dessert. Original recipe from Chez Piggy in Kingston.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line sides and bottom of 9" springform pan with parchment paper.
  3. Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl and add 3/4 cup sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy.
  4. In second large bowl, lightly beat egg whites and add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff.
  5. Fold yolk mixture into whites.
  6. Fold in hazelnuts, flour and 1 tsp of the orange zest.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 45 minutes at 350.
  9. Let cool, then chill.
  10. Slice horizontally into 3 layers and set aside.
  11. Using a mixer, cream together butter and icing sugar in a large bowl, then whip together with orange liqueur and remaining 1/2 tsp orange zest at high speed until light and fluffy.
  12. Place 2/3 of orange filling in a separate bowl and gently combine with 2/3 of the strawberries.
  13. Place one layer of cake on plate, spread with 1/2 or strawberry filling.
  14. Add middle cake layer and repeat.
  15. Put third layer on top and spread with remaining filling (the 1/3 without berries).
  16. Decorate with remaining strawberries and refrigerate.