tortes

Venetian carrot cake

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Packed with carrots, raisins and almond meal, this cake is a great alternative for restrictive diets - it's gluten and dairy free!

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

Dense and rich chocolate cake with raspberry filling, garnished with chocolate ganache, sliced almonds, and fresh juicy raspberries. Which part is my favorite?  I can't even begin to try to figure it out - it's all so delicious!

Recipe: Chocolate Torte

Peanut Butter Torte

Peanut Butter Torte

A creamy chocolate and peanut butter mousse topped with chocolate ganache and crunchy peanuts on top of an Oreo cookie crust. This is the ultimate dessert for those who love chocolate and peanut butter together!

Recipe: Peanut Butter Torte

Nigella Lawson's Torta alla Gianduia

Nigella Lawson's Torta alla Gianduia

from LimeCake

Flourless chocolate cake. Are there three more beautiful words that are more perfectly suited for each other? I think not. Rich, dense, chocolatey.

As if that's not good enough, this cake is also baked chockfull of ground hazelnuts and Nutella and then frosted with a dark chocolate icing. I think this may be the holy grail of chocolate cake recipes.

Recipe: Nigella Lawson's Torta alla Gianduia

Torta di Mele

Torta di Mele

Also known as Italian apple cake, I imagine fairies bake fantastic fall cakes like this one: "Gooey caramelized apples and warm cinnamon and moist crumbs of cake and the rich flavor of fig, with added texture from the pine nuts and a lighter citrus note from the lemon... this cake is sugary, dense, and bursting with flavor." Delizioso!

Recipe: Torta di Mele

Rustic Lemon & Almond Tart

Rustic Lemon & Almond Tart

I love the story behind this elegant tangy tart (or torte) made with wholesome delicious almond flour, corn flour and olive oil, and crowned with fresh berries. Beautiful, delicious, healthy, and gluten-free too. :)

Story and recipe: Rustic Lemon Tart