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Apricot Almond Torte

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble the day of serving, making it an easier option for entertaining. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Apricot Almond Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla on high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Combine flour, almonds, baking powder and salt; gradually fold into egg mixture alternately with the whipped cream.
  2. Transfer to two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake 22-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and salt until smooth. Beat in extract. Fold in whipped cream.
  4. Cut each cake horizontally into two layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with another cake layer; spread with half the preserves. Repeat layers. Frost sides of cake; decorate the top edge with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 546 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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