Citrus Almond Torte with Summer Berries

Do you ever need a refreshing something or other to bring to summer gatherings? I most certainly did until I came across this gem, I can’t tell you how delicious it is and how many compliments I’ve gotten on it! It is definitely one of my all time favorite recipes that I’ve made for a number of occasions and it has come out perfectly every time!

Citrus Almond Torte with Summer Berries
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Recipe type: desert
Serves: 8-10
  • For the Torte: Parchment paper and cooking spray
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbs almond flour
  • ⅔ cup corn flour-finely ground up cornmeal
  • 4 Large eggs, yolks and whites divided
  • 2 tbs grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs fresh orange juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • For the topping:
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 3 cups berries
  1. Heat oven to 350. Line a springform pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine ⅓ cup sugar and flours in a bowl
  3. Whip ⅓ cup sugar and egg yolks in another bowl with an electric mixer about 5 minutes. Beat in zest, oil, lemon juice and orange juice
  4. Beat egg whites and salt in a third bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Beat in remaining ⅓ cup sugar until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold ⅓ of egg-white mixture into batter. Fold in remaining egg-white mizture. Pour batter into pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and cool. When cooled release from springform and gently put on serving plate.
  7. For the topping: Combine all ingredients except for the berries and mix. Add the berries and spoon onto the cake.
 The ingredients

 The beautiful torte!

If you’ll notice, this recipe is extremely similar to the recipe I posting making mango smoothie cake, that recipe was modified from this one, the “mother” recipe! I have made several modifications depending on what I have in the house, but this is the best.



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