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Chocolate Citrus Almond Torte





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Makes 8 servings

The combination of chocolate, orange, and almonds in this recipe is a classic. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus cooling time.

Chocolate Citrus Almond Torte




Leo Gong
 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
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.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 8 servings


Amount Per Serving
Calories 612Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g71%

Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 213mg71%
Sodium 406mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 50g17%

Dietary Fiber 4.6g19%
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.