>TWD: 15 Minute Magic – Chocolate Amaretti Torte


Holly of Phe/MOM/enon chose our TWD-recipe for today: the 15 Minute Magic – Chocolate Amaretti Torte. This torte was easy to assemble: it only took 15 minutes to make the torte and get it in the oven. I wanted to make half the recipe and thus create two four-inch tortes instead of one big torte. However I made one mistake: I forgot tho halve the recipe…. Hahahah! I found this out after I filled the two torte-pans and had some batter leftover. I filled a muffintin with this and ended up with 6 muffin-size tortes too!

The four-inch torte, pre-glazing

After topping the tortes, big and small, with the glazing and popping them into the fridge I started making the optional almond cream. I whisked the cream untill I had soft peaks and then proceeded to add the confectioners sugar and the almond essence to the cream. When I started to mix the almond essence with the cream, disaster struck: the cream curdled…. 😦
So I served the torte with a crumbled amaretti on top.

The muffin-size torte
The torte tasted good, but to me it wasn’t the best of Dorie’s recipe…. The outside of the torte was dry (pre-glazing ofcourse), but the inside was still nice and moist.
In total I had 14 portions, which would be 5,5 WW Points per portion.
My giveaway is still open until the 16th of April!!

25 Responses to “>TWD: 15 Minute Magic – Chocolate Amaretti Torte”

  1. Steph Says:

    >I always have cream curdle on me! I think the cracked top looks so good!

  2. Kara Says:

    >After trying the torte, I decided not to make the cream topping. I thought it would make the whole thing too rich. I think it might be good with crème fraîche, though, instead of the more Americanized sweet whipped cream.

  3. Engineer Baker Says:

    >Ooops! I skipped the whipped cream, but the crushed amaretti sound fabulous on top! And I’ve totally halved recipes and then forgotten to halve just one ingredient – that goes worse, I promise 🙂

  4. Tracey Says:

    >Bummer about the cream but your crushed amaretti on top looks wonderful! I skipped the cream entirely. This wasn’t my favorite Dorie recipe either so glad to hear I wasn’t alone 🙂

  5. natalia Says:

    >Dear Marthe ! Sometimes I mess up with halving the recipe too ! At least you didn’t do much harm , you only made more people happy !

  6. Clivia Says:

    >Your torte looks lovely, even though making it was a mixed experience. It really didn’t need the whipped cream anyway.

  7. Jessica Says:

    >I’m sorry that your cream curdled, how unfortunate! I often start to make a half of a recipe and then find that I’m following the recipe exactly as it’s written.

  8. Michelle Says:

    >Your mini chocolate tarts are adorable. Great job!

  9. Peggy Says:

    >I thought it was good but not the best either. YOurs looks amazingly chocolatey though. I skipped the almond cream altogether.

  10. Teanna DiMicco Says:

    >Sorry you weren’t crazy about it! The mini torte looks gorgeous though!

  11. chocolatechic Says:

    >Oh…Marthe…that first picture is killing me.It just looks so good.

  12. Cathy Says:

    >I agree that this was good, but it wasn’t my favorite either. Yours look delicious — love the crushed amaretti on top!

  13. Maria Says:

    >Looks good to me! I love my chocolate!

  14. Jamie Says:

    >I agree, it was good, but not a favorite. Love your mini!

  15. n.o.e Says:

    >I agree: it was very good but not my absolute favorite. And too funny about halving/not halving. That sounds like something I would have done.Nancy

  16. Jacque Says:

    >I’m always too lazy to make the whipped cream… I’m usually tired of baking by that point.Your cakes look delish! You had plenty to share 🙂

  17. CB Says:

    >Love the idea of making it in your muffin pan! Bummer about the whipped cream curdling. I hate when that happens. I agree it’s not my favorite recipe but I am glad I made it. Who can argue with 15 minutes? ;)Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  18. Banjo Says:

    >Oh gosh, now I feel a bit better skipping the glaze! Regardless it looked lovely… 🙂

  19. Leslie Says:

    >It looks great with the amaretti on top! I think whipped cream may have been a little much with this one (but how do I know since I had to sit this one out!)

  20. Heather Says:

    >I love the idea of muffin-sized mini tortes!

  21. farah Says:

    >Marthe, i love your muffin size torte – so adorable!

  22. Natashya Says:

    >Looks great! Really liked this one too. So funny that you got so many out of it!

  23. Heather Says:

    >What a cute torte! I really like your blog – was just surfing and came across it. I can understand Dutch – I grew up in S. Africa and learned Afrikaans.

  24. Liz Says:

    >14 portions! I know I didn’t get 14 slices out of my full-sized cake… *innocent whistling* Making smaller tortes/muffins is a great idea for portion control.

  25. kimberly salem Says:

    >it looks yummy, Marthe:) lol about not halving… at least you got the proportions right! whenever i do that i have to write down every single amount or something is sure to be off.

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