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Rich Walnut Torte

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Ingredients
  Eggs 16 , separated
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Walnuts 7 1⁄2 Cup (120 tbs), ground
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cracker meal 3 Tablespoon
  Whiskey 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Coffee 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Place egg yolks in mixer bowl; beat at highest speed for 10 minutes.
Add 1 cup sugar, walnuts, baking powder, cracker meal and whiskey; mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into egg yolk mixture.
Spread into 4 greased, floured and waxed paper-lined 8-inch layer pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Blend flour with small amount of coffee.
Pour remaining coffee into saucepan; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; stir in flour mixture.
Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Cool.
Cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in coffee mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Add vanilla and spread between torte layers.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Interest: 
Party

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