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Chocolate Torte

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1 1/2 cups almonds
1/3 cup flour
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar, divided
7 eggs, separated
Confectioners sugar for garnish

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with waxed paper.
  • In a food processor, finely chop the almonds. Add flour and pulse 10 - 15 seconds. Set aside.
  • Place chocolate in a small glass dish and microwave on high 1 minute. Stir. If the chocolate is not completely smooth, microwave for additional time. Allow to cool slightly.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time. Continue beating about 2 minutes until smooth.Stir in ground almonds.
  • With an electric mixer, in another bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat an additional 1 - 2 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Stir 1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate batter. Gently fold in the remaining whites.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes until tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the cake to loosen. Release the sides of the pan and cool completely. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Serves 10

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