Almond Raspberry Torte

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 14-16




  • Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans and preheat oven to 375°.
  • In large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Beat butter with electric mixer at medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Add sugar and vanilla; beat until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Add dry mixture and milk alternately, beating after each addition (batter may appear curdled).
  • Spread batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 375° for 20 to 24 minutes until cake tests done.
  • Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cakes from pans and then cool completely on wire racks.
  • When completely cool, cut layers in half horizontally (I like to wrap in plastic wrap and freeze first--as cutting the layers in half is easier with a frozen cake).
  • Meanwhile, make Almond Filling: In small bowl, crumble almond paste.
  • Add softened butter and beat with electric mixer on low speed.
  • Add milk and beat until smooth.
  • To assemble: Spread one cake layer with one-third of Almond filling, then with 2 rounded tablespoons of jam.
  • Repeat layering two more times.
  • Top with final layer (You will use about half of the jam).
  • Cover cake tightly (I wrap with plastic wrap) and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • No more than one hour before serving, beat whipping cream with an electric mixer on low speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread whipped cream over cake.
  • Press toasted almond slices around base of cake.
  • Just before serving, drizzle jam over cake (You may need to think it just a little with water-- I use a pastry bag with a round tip so I can maintain control of the flow of jam).
  • Serve immediately.