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Vasa's Torte

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Introduction

A lovely soft cake that has been a hit every time for my daughter's birthday.

A lovely soft cake that has been a hit every time for my daughter's birthday.

Ingredients

Serves: 10-12

Metric Cups

For the Cake

  • 5 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 6 tablespoons walnuts (ground, or almonds)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 juice of orange

For the Filling and Topping

  • 250 grams walnuts (ground)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 150 grams butter (soft)
  • 50 grams dark chocolate (grated)
  • ⅕ litre milk
  • 1 orange
  • 300 millilitres double cream

For the Cake

  • 5 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 6 tablespoons walnuts (ground, or almonds)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 juice of orange

For the Filling and Topping

  • 9 ounces walnuts (ground)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 5 ounces butter (soft)
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (grated)
  • ⅓ pint milk
  • 1 orange
  • 10½ fluid ounce heavy cream

Method

Vasa's Torte is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C/350 F/Gas 4.
  • Grease and base line 23 cm/9in round cake tin with greased greaseproof paper.
  • In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks and caster sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add walnuts and flour and combine all. In another clean bowl whisk egg whites to the stiff peak stage and carefully fold them into the egg yolk mixture, bit by bit, using a metal spoon.
  • Now pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake it for about 30 minutes.
  • When it is baked, leave it to cool and than transfer to serving plate. Pour orange juice over cake and prepare the filling. For the filling melt chocolate and cool a little.
  • In a saucepan put milk and 1 tablespoon sugar and heat it to boil and then pour over ground walnuts and mix well.
  • Add melted chocolate, grated zest and juice of orange and combine all.
  • In separate bowl whisk egg yolk and sugar until pale and add to chocolate mixture and finally add butter and mix well.
  • Spread the filling over the cake, it will be thick like one layer of cake.
  • Chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  • Then whip the cream and spread over and around the cake.
  • Can be decorated with grated chocolate.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C/350 F/Gas 4.
  • Grease and base line 23 cm/9in round cake tin with greased greaseproof paper.
  • In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks and superfine sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add walnuts and flour and combine all. In another clean bowl whisk egg whites to the stiff peak stage and carefully fold them into the egg yolk mixture, bit by bit, using a metal spoon.
  • Now pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake it for about 30 minutes.
  • When it is baked, leave it to cool and than transfer to serving plate. Pour orange juice over cake and prepare the filling. For the filling melt chocolate and cool a little.
  • In a saucepan put milk and 1 tablespoon sugar and heat it to boil and then pour over ground walnuts and mix well.
  • Add melted chocolate, grated zest and juice of orange and combine all.
  • In separate bowl whisk egg yolk and sugar until pale and add to chocolate mixture and finally add butter and mix well.
  • Spread the filling over the cake, it will be thick like one layer of cake.
  • Chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  • Then whip the cream and spread over and around the cake.
  • Can be decorated with grated chocolate.
  • Tell us what you think