Mother’sÂ Day checklist:Â brunch menu, check.Â Flowers, getting them tomorrow, right? Heart Torte recipeÂ to toast the mom you love, here it is now!Â Enjoy making this wonderful & fun torte.
- 1 3/4Â cups finely chopped, toasted hazelnuts, divided
- 2Â cups flour
- 1Â tablespoon baking powder
- 1Â teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4Â cup butter
- 1 1/2Â cup sugar
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/4Â cups milk
- 2 cups raspberry preserves
- Your favorite white cream cheese frosting recipe
Go ahead & preheat your oven to 350 F, or 175 C.Â
Grease and flourÂ two 8-inch cake pans. Finely chop toasted hazelnuts in a food processor and combine 1 cup chopped nuts with dry ingredients. Set aside. Reserve remaining nuts for decorating the side of the cake.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until well mixed. Beat in egg yolks and extracts. Alternate adding milk, with dry ingredients, beating until just combined. Fold in 1/3 egg whites to lighten batter, then fold in remaining egg white. Divide between the two prepared cake pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. Cool pans on rack for 10 minutes, then turn out on wire rack to cool completely.
Frost and decorate with preserves and Cream Cheese/White Chocolate Icing as follows: Split each cake in half, lengthwise, making two layers out of each one. A long serrated knife makes quick work of this, or you can even use a piece of dental floss as a saw to split the cake in half. Follow link for icing recipe.
Place first layer, cut side down, on the cake plate and cover with a layer of icing. Top this with a layer of raspberry preserves and top that with the second cake layer. Frost tops and sides of cake. Press remaining nuts onto sides of cakes with fingers. Leaving a 1/4″ border on all edges, top cake with a payer of raspberry preserves. Put remaining icing into a pastry bag and pipe a decorative icing around top edge of cake and let your imagination be your limit.