Torte diane

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Butter (1-1/2 sticks)
7 Squares (1-oz.) white chocolate
3 Egg yolks
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup All-purpose flour
¾ cup Finely chopped pecans
¼ cup Irish Creme *See Note*
3 Egg whites, whipped stiff
1 tablespoon Instant coffee
½ cup Irish Creme
1 cup Butter, room temp
2 cups Confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon Instant coffee
¼ cup Irish Creme
1 Envelope (6-oz) instant chocolate mousse
1½ cup Cold milk
3 cups Toasted sliced almonds
¼ cup Cocoa powder

Melt the butter, add the white chocolate and heat until melted. Cool to room temperature, add the egg yolks and sugar, and cream together. Add the flour, nuts and Irish Creme. Mix well. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into 2 greased and lined 9-inch sprinform pans. bake in a 375ø F oven for 15 to 30 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Let rest for 10 minutes; turn out onto a rack to cool.

For the buttercream, dissolve 1 Tablespoon instant coffee in ½ cup Irish Creme. Cream together the butter and sugar; add the Irish Creme mixture.

Add enough confectioners' sugar to make a spreadable icing consistency.

For the mocha mousse, dissolve the instant coffee in ¼ cup Irish Creme.

Combine the instant mousse and the milk; add the Irish Creme mixture. Whip until the mixture is a firm spreading consistency.

Place 1 layer of torte on waxed paper or a serving plate. Cover with the layer of buttercream. Cover the top with a layer of mocha mousse to within ¼-inch of the edge. Cover with the remaining layer. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Cover with a layer of buttercream. Cover the sides with toasted almonds. Add the cocoa to the remaining buttercream to make the color darker. Mark slices on top of the cake. Pipe design on the individual slices with contrasting buttercream. Chill until firm.

Serves 16

*Note* To make this a non-alcoholic torte substitute any preferred flavored syrup.

Source: The Columns, New Orleans, Louisiana Posted to bakery-shoppe digest V1 Number 034 by Peggy Makolondra <pmakolon@...> on Apr 17, 1997

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