Turkish Torte

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 torte
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces almonds, unpeeled
  • 8
    ounces dark chocolate, good quality
  • 8
    ounces dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 6
    egg whites
  • 12
    cup superfine sugar
  • heavy cream, whipped, to serve (optional)
  • grated chocolate, to serve (or melted) (optional)
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Line the base of a 9" (22cm) springform cake pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Roughly chop the almonds and chocolate, either by hand or in your food processor.
  • Transfer almonds and chocolate to a large bowl, add the dates, and mix gently.
  • With your electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff, then reduce the speed and gently and quickly beat in the superfine sugar.
  • With a spatula, lightly fold the egg whites into the chopped nuts, chocolate and dates.
  • Gently transfer the cake mixture to the prepared cake pan and flatten the top with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 40 minutes.
  • Take care not to crisp the top too much, and test with a skewer to ensure the torte is baked through.
  • Cool and turn out onto wire rack.
  • Chill before serving.
  • Just before serving, if desired, top with thick whipped cream.
  • You can also swirl grated chocolate (or melted chocolate) through the cream.
Advertisement