Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rich cake made with many eggs and little flour and usually containing chopped nuts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rich, dense cake, typically made with many eggs and relatively little flour (as opposed to a sponge cake or gâteau).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, perhaps from Italian torta, cake, tart, from Late Latin tōrta, a kind of bread.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From German Torte

Examples

  • This torte is a combination of chocolate, ground almonds/amarettis, eggs, sugar and butter.

    TWD: 15 MINUTE MAGIC CHOCOLATE AMARETTI TORTE

  • This torte is a combination of chocolate, ground almonds/amarettis, eggs, sugar and butter.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • While browsing through your archives I came across this interesting question and in case you haven't found a definite answer yet: In German-speaking countries, a torte is a multi-layered cake with some sort of creamy filling.

    Aunt Daisy's Fresh Fruit Torte

  • The term torte is used primarily to define round cakes, with a large amount of ground nuts to replace the flour.

    Aunt Daisy's Fresh Fruit Torte

  • The term torte is used primarily to define round cakes, with a large amount of ground nuts to replace the flour.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Hmmm, well I think that 'torte' is used in the title because the cake is one layer and it does not rise as much as a plain cake.

    Aunt Daisy's Fresh Fruit Torte

  • Hmmm, well I think that 'torte' is used in the title because the cake is one layer and it does not rise as much as a plain cake.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Well, they sorta do, but "torte" is only a weak approximation.

    Plum Sour Cream Kuchen

  • A torte is a type of rich cake that is made with little or no flour, instead replacing it with ground nuts or something similar.

    Lemon Torte | Baking Bites

  • This torte is not the flourless variety, but it does use ground almonds (or almond meal) in with the flour.

    Lemon Torte | Baking Bites

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.