Chocolate Citrus Almond Torte
Leo Gong
Yields Makes 8 servings
AuthorTrisha Kruse, Eagle, ID,
The combination of chocolate, orange, and almonds in this recipe is a classic. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus cooling time.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 10-in. springform pan with cooking spray.

Step 2
2

In a food processor, pulse almonds and bittersweet chocolate until finely ground. Add cocoa and pulse to combine.

Step 3
3

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and lemon zest until the mixture is thick and pale. Beat in the chocolate-almond mixture and melted butter.

Step 4
4

In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form; do not overbeat.

Step 5
5

Gently fold whites into chocolate mixture, then pour into the prepared pan.

Step 6
6

Bake until cake pulls away from edges of pan and top is well browned, about 50 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack. To serve, run a knife around cake, release pan, and cut cake into wedges. Garnish with a light dusting of cocoa powder if you like.

Step 7
7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 1/4 cups whole blanched almonds, toasted
 8 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting cake
 6 large eggs, separated
 1 cup sugar
 1/2 cup orange juice
 1 tablespoon grated fresh orange zest
 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon zest
 14 tablespoons butter, melted
 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 10-in. springform pan with cooking spray.

Step 2
2

In a food processor, pulse almonds and bittersweet chocolate until finely ground. Add cocoa and pulse to combine.

Step 3
3

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and lemon zest until the mixture is thick and pale. Beat in the chocolate-almond mixture and melted butter.

Step 4
4

In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form; do not overbeat.

Step 5
5

Gently fold whites into chocolate mixture, then pour into the prepared pan.

Step 6
6

Bake until cake pulls away from edges of pan and top is well browned, about 50 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack. To serve, run a knife around cake, release pan, and cut cake into wedges. Garnish with a light dusting of cocoa powder if you like.

Step 7
7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chocolate Citrus Almond Torte