Tuesday, April 14, 2009
TWD - Chocolate Amaretti Torte
It's not often that my eyes are bigger than my mouth, but that's what happened with this cake.
First, Dorie spooked me. Her description of the cake was "thin". That's not an image I want when thinking about my dessert. Then I looked at the recipe - amaretti cookies, almonds, eggs, chocolate. Sounds really yummy, I think I'll double the recipe. I got out my 10" springform pan. That's when my problems began.
At the top of this post is the picture of the completed torte. Can you see that doubling the ganache caused it to run down the cake, over the platter, onto the counter and head towards the floor? Well, I cleaned up the counter before taking the shot, but trust me, that's what happened.
The cake itself was RICH. Extremely RICH. It reminded me of an almond fudge. Not dense, but flavourful and filling.
Consequently, two days later there is still a quarter of a torte left. Unheard of in this house, except for slab cakes. The guys are crazy for this cake and are doing their best, since the women are less enamored and are picking at it in tiny slivers.
On the plus side, a couple of drops of almond extract makes whipped cream taste like heaven!
Many thanks to Holly of Phe/MOM/enon for choosing this torte!