Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Sister Turner's mother raised her properly. When I served this at dinner last night she asked, "What is this deliciousness?" Steven, on the other hand, saw it sitting on the counter when he came home from school and just said "What is that?" Well, it's not really a cake, although the ingredients are similar, but it's definitely delicious. Give it a try yourself! (Oh, and by the way, Steven actually liked it, too.)

Almond Torte

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
sugar and sliced almonds

Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs. Add flour, salt and extracts. Pour into greased and floured 8" round cake pan. Sprinkle with sugar and sliced almonds. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
(Well, that's what the recipe said. It really needed 45 minutes - use a toothpick in the center and bake until it comes out non-gooey. And it was also pretty thick, so a 9" cake pan would probably work just as well.)

This may give you an idea of its texture - moist and dense and yummy - although a little too rich for Michelle. Cut small pieces!

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