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Pecan Torte with Smooth Chocolate Glaze

This Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze is a perfectly textured cake made with chopped pecans, eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Serve it with some fresh cream for an over-the-top taste.
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Pecan Torte Recipe

This Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze is a perfectly textured cake made with chopped pecans, eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Serve it with some fresh cream for an over-the-top taste.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 612kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecan, chopped
  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softned
  • cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softned
  • 5 oz dark choclate, or milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray or butter the cake pan (I used a 9" spring form pan).
  • Mix dry ingredients together: nuts, baking powder, salt and flour.
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  • Beat 1 cup softened butter then add half of the sugar. Keep beating until creamy.
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  • Add in 5 egg yolk, one at a time and continue beating.
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  • Using a large spatula, fold in the fluffy egg whites into the batter.
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  • With a spatula, add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (nuts, flour and baking powder).
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  • Put into the greased pan.
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  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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For the chocolate glaze:

  • Over barely simmering pot of water, place a bowl on top and melt 5 oz of chocolate.
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  • Add in 1 stick of unsalted butter and melt.
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  • Turn heat off and whisk 2 Tbsp of heavy cream until glossy.
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  • Pour the chocolate glaze over the cooled cake and it is ready to enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

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