Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Mage: Chocolate Amaretti Torte


If you are a regular reader of this blog, get ready for some chocolate. TWD is going to be baking up some fabulous chocolate recipes this month! And I have the inside scoop to next month because I am one of the hostesses next month!

Anyway, to start off our run of chocolate recipes, we have the chocolate amaretti torte. Its a chocolaty fudge brownie but classier! The base of the cake uses the Italian almond cookie called amaretti. Open the bag and take a big sniff, the fragrance is amazing!

The cookies are finely chopped with additional almonds. Add butter, sugar, eggs and some melted chocolate and you have your cake. A chocolate glaze is added and to top it off an almond flavored whipped cream!


This cake was a huge hit with my family when I served it after our Easter dinner. It was so easy, it might become a regular tradition. And who wouldn't love being able to hop on a subway train, get off in Little Italy, pick up some amaretti cookies and head home to bake!

Thanks to Holly at Phe/MOM/enon for a great selection!

8 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Looks great!

Jill said...

It looks great with all that whipped cream! Can't wait to see what you pick next month.

Tracey said...

Glad it was such a hit with your family! It looks wonderful!

nick said...

YUM! I can see why they liked it.

Sara unfortunately neglected to get us any of those fabulous amarreti cookies while we had a chance. They are only available in specialty stores around these parts.

applecrumbles said...

So good!

April said...

This looks seriously good. You did a fantastic job. I am excited to make your chipster brownies next month. It looks super yummy and extrememly kid friendly....that helps me!!

Anonymous said...

Is the recipe for this devine looking Torte on here somewhere? I can't seem to find it.

MrsBethorama said...

Anonymous: I always link to the hostess for TWD recipes. The hostess of the week posts the recipe on their blog. Here is the direct link: http://phemomenon.blogspot.com/2009/04/twd-15-minute-magic-chocolate-amaretti.html

Enjoy!