Chocolate Amaretti Torte

by Jamie on April 13, 2009

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a 15 Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte and was chosen by Holly of Phe/MOM/enon. I could not find the cookies that Dorie recommended, but I did come across some delightful Amaretti Cookies in the gourmet foods section of TJ Maxx. This torte is definitely super easy to make and came together in around 15 minutes.

I loved the fact that all the ingredients were tossed into the food processor then directly into the pan…this made for easy clean-up which is always a plus in my book! I baked this torte in an 8 inch tart pan and it worked perfectly. Plus once I poured the glaze over the torte it looked like one giant Reese Peanut Butter Cup! I wish I would’ve cut the recipe in half because we did not even come close to finishing it. Although this is not one of my favorite Dorie recipes, it was good and worth making. If I do make this again, I will seek out the Amaretti Di Saronno cookies that Dorie recommended!
For the recipe, check out Holly’s blog or turn to pages 276 and 277 in Dorie’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. Be sure to head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll see other renditions on this torte. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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avatar Jules Someone April 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

This looks just amazing! Nice work!


avatar Cristine April 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Your torte looks fantastic! I cut the recipe in half and still had to give some away! It is a rich dessert!


avatar Em April 13, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Your results are fantastic!


avatar Debbie April 14, 2009 at 9:14 am

The torte looks wonderful….I love chocolate!!!


avatar Ingrid April 14, 2009 at 9:22 am

This is a very impressive cake for the amount of time you put into it. You got such a nice clean slice, too!

I’ve been meaning to ask…Where do you get all those gorgeous mint leaves? Do you have a mint plant?


avatar Maria April 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

Fabulous dessert! It came out perfect!


avatar Banjo April 14, 2009 at 10:53 am

Agreed! Not my favorite, but it was good! well done… :)


avatar Karen April 14, 2009 at 10:56 am

Cute little cookies there at the bottom! Your torte looks so fudgy and non-nutty! yum!!


avatar chocolatechic April 14, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Those cookies look amazing.


avatar leanne April 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Your torte looks great. This wasn’t one of my favorites yet but like you I am so glad I made it. The batter alone was great even better than the cake to me.


avatar Audrey April 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I’m jealous of your glaze…mine wasn’t very pretty, though it tasted fine! Lovely pictures!


avatar The Food Librarian April 14, 2009 at 9:55 pm

This looks yummy! I need to go to TJ Maxx more often. Everyone seems to find FOOD there! :)


avatar Tracey April 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Great photos! Your torte looks amazing. This wasn’t my favorite Dorie recipe either. It was just too rich for me.


avatar Pamela April 15, 2009 at 6:33 am

Funny, I was thinking about checking in TJ Maxx or Marshall’s for the cookies, too! It look very good.


avatar Jennifer April 15, 2009 at 9:50 am

My glaze never comes out that pretty and shiny. Yours looks wonderful.


avatar burpandslurp April 15, 2009 at 10:04 am

wow! A STAR! what a dense, amazingly dark cake!


avatar Cathy April 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

It looks incredible! This wasn’t my favorite either, but gotta love the quickness of it. You know, I threw the rest of my cake in the freezer because I knew we couldn’t finish it, and then I read that some people thought this was better frozen. And wouldn’t you know it, I loved it 100 times better straight out of the freezer than I did at room temperature. Go figure! Anyway, your torte looks perfect!


avatar Eliana April 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Your torte looks amazing. One of the nicest I’ve seen this week.


avatar TeaLady April 15, 2009 at 5:45 pm

So fudgey and moist looking. Great job. It looks yummy!


avatar Liz April 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I love the first picture–what a perfect slice! Sorry you didn’t love it–hopefully the remaining two chocolate recipes this month will do it for you.


avatar Mermaid Sweets April 16, 2009 at 1:14 am

Your torte and photo is terrific looking.


avatar Teanna DiMicco April 16, 2009 at 11:10 am

Mmmm… this would be a perfect peanut butter cup! Hahah! I am sorry you weren’t a fan, but WOW is your presentation absolutely stunning.


avatar Kevin April 16, 2009 at 7:49 pm

That torte looks so moist and decadently chocolaty and good!


avatar Elyse April 18, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Wow, your torte turned out fabulously! It’s just gorgeous. Great job. Wish I could help you finish the leftovers.


avatar Di April 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

I’ve heard great things about TJMaxx from several people, but I never make it over there to check it out. One of these days… Great job on the torte.


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