German Hazelnut Torte Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Hazelnuts4 Ounce
 Egg yolks6
 Icing sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Cinnamon1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Rum flavoring1 Teaspoon
 Dry bread crumbs5 Tablespoon
 Baking powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Egg whites6
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Cream of tartar1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cream nut filling1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Apricot jam3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Rum/Brandy/water1 Tablespoon
 Hazelnuts1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 387 Calories from Fat 140

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.3%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 92.5 mg30.8%

Sodium 113.2 mg4.7%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.4%

Sugars 37.2 g

Protein 7 g13.9%

Vitamin A 2.2% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 6.2% Iron 8.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Grease the bottoms of 2 8-iiich layer-cake pans 1 1/2 inches deep, and line with greased waxed-paper circles.
Spread hazelnuts in a small shallow baking pan or pie plate, and toast in the oven at 300°F. 30 minutes.
Rub nuts together in a tea towel to remove as much crisp skin as you can.
Blend or grind nuts into fine bits.
Beat egg yolks on high speed in a small beater bowl until thick and lemon-colored.
Beat in icing sugar, cinnamon and rum flavoring.
Continue beating 5 minutes.
Fold in bread crumbs, 1 cup of the ground nuts and sifted baking powder.
Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar together in a large beater bowl until stiff dull peaks form.
With a whisk, fold in yolk mixture.
Divide batter between the 2 prepared pans, and bake at 350°F. 35 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes.
Cut around the cakes with a wet knife.
Leave until cold.
Invert, and shake out the cakes.
Peel off the papers.
Slice layers in half horizontally, using a serrated bread knife; then fill with cream filling.
Heat the apricot jam with rum, brandy or water.
When hot and bubbly, strain and spread over top and sides.
While jam is still warm, garnish with slivered hazelnuts.
Chill thoroughly before serving.



Anonymous says :

Did I miss something? Where is the recipe for the cream filling?
Posted on: 12 January 2010 - 12:45pm