Mocha and Nut Torte

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Ingredients for Mocha and Nut Torte

Ingredients for Serves 12-15.

For the filling and icing:

Preparation of Mocha and Nut Torte

1. Preheat oven to 350Âș. Grease two 9-inch cake pans. Line the bottoms with wax paper.

2. Mix the flour, baking powder and nuts; mix well.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat egg yolks until pale (3 minutes), add coffee and sugar. Beat until very thick (5 minutes).

4. In a large bowl beat egg whites with the salt until stiff but not dry. Fold the egg whites into the yolks. Add the nuts with the flour, folding gently until blended.

5. Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake 35-40 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes and unmold over racks to cool.

6. Prepare the filling and icing. Place the butter and chocolate to melt over hot water on moderate heat. Stir until melted. Add coffee and stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

7. In a bowl mix sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Place in a larger bowl half filled with ice and cold water. Add cooled chocolate and beat at high speed for 3-4 minutes until mixture is fluffy arid thick.

8. If you wish, brush the cakes with brandy or KahlĂșa. Spread with filling. Cover with top layer. Spread icing smoothly over top and sides of torte. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.

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