Izy's Chocolate Chip Amaretto Torte from Top With Cinnamon!
Chocolate Chip Amaretto Torte from Top with Cinnamon by Izy Hossack (Hardie Grant)
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 110g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 110g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain (all purpose) flour
  • 45g (1/2 cup) ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 110G (1/2 cup) crushed Amaretti biscuits
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain (bittersweet) chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp icing (confectioner's) sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line grease and flour a 20cm (8inch) tart or cake tin.
  2. Separate the eggs into two large bowls. Whisk the egg whites with the salt until soft peaks form, then continue to whisk while gradually adding half the granulated sugar until you get firm peaks.
  3. Add the butter and the remaining sugar to the bowl with the egg yolks and cream together until fluffy. Stir in the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, crushed Amaretti biscuits and the amaretto liqueur.
  4. Stir one-quarter of the whisked egg whites into the almond mixture to loosen it.Add the rest of the egg whites and gently fold in using a rubber spatula.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool completely in the tin before turning out onto a plate. Set a wire rack on top of and then flip the whole thing over so that the torte is the right way up again.
  6. Dust with icing sugar and serve.
Recipe by The Sugar Hit at http://www.thesugarhit.com/2014/10/izys-chocolate-chip-amaretto-torte-recipe.html