Noel Barnhurst
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Makes 10 servings

Rich, dense, and a bit chewy. Buckwheat flour gives this torte a nutty flavor. Prep and Cook Time: 50 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan. In a food processor, pulse almonds until finely ground.

Step 2

In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate, vanilla, and almonds. Beat thoroughly. Gently mix in buckwheat flour.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Add salt and whisk until soft, glossy peaks form. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Gently fold one quarter of the beaten egg whites into the batter, then fold in remaining whites. Pour batter into pan.

Step 4

Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert out onto a plate and cool completely.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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