Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mom's Mocha Cake

Almond Torte

2 T flour
2 1/2 t baking powder
4 eggs
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c ground almonds

Mix flour and b. powder. Beat eggs and sugar on high speed until
smooth and light. Add nuts, mix well. Add the flour mixture. Mix well
on low, but not for long. Pour into two wax paper-lined 8 " layer
cake pans and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks
and remove the paper. Let cool completely. Prepare the mocha whipped
cream, which will be spread between the layers and over the top. May
be garnished with grated almonds or chocolate curls.

Mocha Whipped Cream

1/2 c sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1 T instant coffee powder
1/4 t salt
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c whipping cream

Combine sugar cocoa, coffee powder, vanilla and whipped cream. Beat
on high until thick.

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