Wednesday, April 15, 2009
TWD on Wednesday: Best Cake Ever, The 15-minute Amaretti Torte
Okay, it would be the best cake ever if it were easier to buy amaretti anywhere within 10 miles of home. In the end I made them, which was easy, too (lesson 1, learned the 300th time: it's so simple, we should all do more of this more often)..And now I know from other TWDers that Starbuck's and World Market/Cost Plus carry amaretti.
Anyway. I made amaretti using some marcona almonds I'd gotten as Costco--decadent? Perhaps. Worth it? Definitely.
Then you make the cake ALL IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR. In go the almonds and amaretti (2.75 ounces to be precise). Whir til finely ground, dump out. Add eggs, sugar and butter to processor. Process til glossy. Add back almonds/amaretti and melted choc. Scrape into pan. Bake. (Dorie specifies 8 by 2-inch pan. Nope. I have three 9-inchers, but ...that'll have to do. It's thinner, but still wonderful.)
Ahh. The landscape of a chocolate cake:
Once out, glaze it (oh, before that, lick the bowl clean. No, I mean it. That was lunch!) and treat yourself to slivers. Do not share...Oh, did I say that? Invite friends for coffee and serve slivers of this cake...taken from half the cake because you hid the other half for enjoying the rest of the week.
Happy Tuesday on Wednesday, folks. Now head out and check out what everyone else did.