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Chocolate Almond Torte

Elegant dessert for a special event or someone special

Chocolate Almond Torte

Chocolate Almond Torte

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Gurley’s sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 ¼ cups Gurley’s semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Set aside 2 tablespoons almonds for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining almonds and sprinkle into a greased 9-in. spring-form (cheesecake) pan.
  2. On a stovetop on low heat, melt chocolate chips stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  4. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  5. Pour gelatin and melted chocolate into cream cheese mixture and blend in until smooth.
  6. Fold in whipped whipping cream.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with reserved almonds and a light coating of powdered sugar.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.