Bavarian Torte cake recipe, by Virginia Lewis.
Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, this is a rich dessert, perfect for special occasions.
1 cup All-purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 tsp Orange peel
3/8 cup Cold water
1/4 cup Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Cream of tartar
1 cup Chopped toasted almonds
2 squares Unsweetened chocolate
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 50 to
Pan Type ~ 9 inch tube pan
Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange peel, into a large bowl. Make a well in center of flour mix. Separate eggs, setting one yolk aside for frosting. Thoroughly beat 3 egg yolks with water. Pour the oil, yolk mixture and vanilla, into center of dry ingredients, mix by hand until smooth. Beat all 4 egg whites with cream of tartar, until stiff peaks are formed. Gradually pour Bavarian Almond Torte cake batter over egg whites and fold in. Adding the chopped almonds in last. Pour into an ungreased pan. Bake Bavarian Torte cake in moderately low oven, 325 - 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Turn cake upside down to cool, leaving space between pan and plate for air movement. Some tube pans will have edges protruding above rim for this purpose, or you can use a bottle to rest pan on.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!