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!