Coconut, almonds and chocolate make a classic flavor combination in this moist light torte. Serve with whipped cream and a scoop of sliced ripe strawberries for a gorgeous spring dessert.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan.

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  • In a food processor, pulse the almonds, salt, and 1/4 cup of the sugar to the consistency of crumbs. Set aside.

  • Beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tarter at high speed until they hold a soft shape. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar until eggs whites are stiff but not dry. Transfer to a large bowl. Fold in the almond mixture. Set aside 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the torte. Fold the remaining chocolate chips and the coconut into the batter. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until the torte is puffed and golden, and the edges are starting to shrink from the sides of the pan. Cool on a rack.

  • To serve, whip cream with vanilla and sugar. Remove the sides of the pan and transfer the cake to a serving platter. Serve torte slices with whipped cream and ripe berries, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 175.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
This is delicious! I think the previous reviewer has a cake confused with a torte...This recipe never claimed to be a cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
Very delicious! It is rich, dense, and moist. The coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips gave great flavor and a variety of texture. The fresh whipped cream and strawberries were outstanding too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
this was amazing, made this last weekend for family dinner and wow. As I couldn't find Ghirardelli's I just used regular semi sweet chocolate chips and they weren't mini which i like, Mini would be too chocolate. I am wondering what it would be like if I made it with just coconuts or with just almonds, hmmmm something to try Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
This is to die for! Nice torte!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2011
this is VERY good but very rich.... I would lessen the amount of Chocolate Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2011
I made this as written and it was totally delicious. I love that it doesn't contain flour! It actually tasted best served cold - the chocolate flavour came out more. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2014
It would've been better if my springform pan hadn't leaked. I know now to use wax paper. I've never had a torte or made one before, so this was interesting. It was kind of like giant macaroons. I made homemade whipped cream for the first time to have with this too which was pretty good. Overall the taste was good, just very heavy on the almond/chocolate/coconut flavor. Very rich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
The texture was amazing and it was so easy! I opted for chocolate sauce until chocolate chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
I've made this as a torte and it was a hit, but recently I went to a Christmas pot luck and added crushed candy cane to the dough then scooped it into mini cup cake tins. This made bite size treats that were a hit! Also makes a lovely little box of home made gift. Read More