Caramel Nut Torte
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup sugar, divided
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- CARAMEL SAUCE:
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons apple cider or juice, divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line two 6-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Set aside 1 tablespoon. Add cider, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar to remaining yolks.
- In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold a fourth of the whites into batter; then fold in remaining whites. Fold in crumbs and almonds.
- Gently spoon into prepared pans. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
- In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, butter and 2 tablespoons cider. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir a small amount into reserved yolk; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Cool.
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoons caramel sauce until smooth. Spread over one cake; top with remaining cake. Add remaining cider to remaining caramel sauce to achieve drizzling consistency.
- Beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Frost top and sides of cake. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 468 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.
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Apr 3, 2014
I prepared it and it and the taste is amazing. I have to admit that it took me one hour and not 30 min. But it was worth it :)
Jan 15, 2013
Made this for hubby and I and we were in Heaven. My goodness this is so good! We each had a small slice so there is still plenty left! Will be sharing this tonight with lots of friends :)