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Walnut Torte

Ingredients
  Shelled walnut meats 1⁄2 Pound
  Eggs 9 , separated
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Zwieback crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Whipped cream 1 Tablespoon
  Walnut hazelnuts/Almonds/walnut halves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Used For Garnishing)
Directions

Grind walnuts through medium blade of food chopper. (You should have 3 cups.)
Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and lemon-colored.
Mix ground nuts, zwieback crumbs, orange peel, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder.
Stir into egg-yolk mixture.
Add brandy and water.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Fold into nut mixture.
Pour into greased 9-inch springform pan or 2 (9-inch) layer-cake pans.
Bake at 350 F 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tests done in center. (Bake 9-inch layers 20 to 25 minutes.)
Cool in pan.
When cold, remove from pan.
Garnish with vanilla-flavored whipped cream and whole hazelnuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Party

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