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Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Torte


Hungarian Chocolate Walnut Torte

1 lb. ground walnuts
12 jumbo eggs, separated
2 c. sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 extra large eggs
2 T. water
1/2 box confectioner’s sugar
1/2 lb. unsalted butter, chopped into squares
Apricot jelly

Grind the walnuts. Add egg yolks and mix together.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and then add sugar. Combine the walnut mixture with the egg whites and pour into a spring-form pan. Bake at 350˚ for 1 hour.
Melt the chocolate plus the water in a saucepan on low heat, stirring often. Add the eggs and then the powdered sugar, stirring constantly so that it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat and refrigerate for several hours or overnight until it hardens.
Once the chocolate mixture is hard, combine with the butter using a hand mixer.
Slice the cake horizontally into three layers. Spread apricot jelly and some of the chocolate mixture in between the three layers and cover the entire cake with chocolate.
Sprinkle the top with a few leftover walnuts.

Recipe by
Councilman Peter Eagler
Clifton, NJ