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Orange Almond Torte With Orange Sauce and Marsala Cream

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“Bon Appetit, February 1995. Oranges and almonds are popular in Spain and throughout the Mediterranean. You can top the cake with sliced almonds before baking. Updated 3/10/09: I realized I had left out the 1 T orange zest for the cake, it is now corrected.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Butter 8-inch-diameter springform pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment. Butter parchment; dust with flour.
  4. Beat 1/2 cup butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended.
  5. Add egg, then yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. At low speed, beat in almonds, flour, orange juice, zest, coriander and salt, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
  7. Using clean dry beaters, beat whites in medium bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter in 2 additions. Transfer to prepared pan.
  8. Bake cake until top is golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack.(Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.).
  9. Dust cake with powdered sugar. Cut cake into wedges and serve with Orange Sauce and Marsala cream.
  10. For cream:
  11. Beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl until soft peaks form. Mix in Marsala.
  12. For orange sauce:
  13. Whisk juice and cornstarch in bowl until cornstarch dissolves.
  14. Melt butter in heavy small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  15. Whisk in sugar, orange zest and orange juice mixture.
  16. Whisk until sauce boils and thickens slightly, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.).

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