Chocolate-Almond Torte


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Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

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This cake was invented to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. The chocolate-almond cake layers are wonderful, but this chocolate icing has become one of my particular favorites. Be sure to cool the egg mixture completely before incorporating the butter. And soften the butter just to the point where it is cool, but maleable and not shiny.