torte

noun
\ˈtȯr-tə, ˈtȯrt\
plural torten\ˈtȯr-​tᵊn \ or tortes

Definition of torte 

: a cake made with many eggs and often grated nuts or dry bread crumbs and usually covered with a rich frosting

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For the legions of Reese’s cup fans, there is peanut-butter-chocolate-mousse torte with peanut brittle and scorched marshmallow cream. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Central Smoke’s Asian-accented, down-home barbecue adds fire and spice to chilly nights," 25 Oct. 2018 But the strawberry almond torte is on another stratosphere. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Vaccaro's Trattoria keeps focus on all things Italian - family, food, wine (review)," 12 Apr. 2018 Stroll among 60-plus booths selling local apples and apple-y treats, including caramel apples, apple pies, apple tortes, dumplings or tarts, apple sundaes, apple cider — even apple bratwurst, mustard and butter. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 food festivals that offer a glimpse of Wisconsin specialties and local culture," 6 June 2018 Another lunch option is Maxim’s at the Depot restaurant, where wise diners always save room for the torte. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two days to explore Oconomowoc," 10 June 2018 Dessert options include Fair Trade bittersweet chocolate mousse torte and lavender lemon cake 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 From the President's Table to Yours, that are also on the Delmonico's menu included things like pistachio-crusted lamb chops (served at a Clinton Christmas dinner at the White House) and warm flourless chocolate torte (below). Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Delmonico's Is Recreating Historical Dishes Served in the White House," 1 Nov. 2016 Whether created by a baker who forgot to add flour to his batter or invented for an Austrian princess who married the King of Naples—or both, or neither—this chocolate-nut torte has become a staple on the island of Capri for good reason. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "A Chocolate Cake Recipe That’s Seriously Intense," 31 May 2018 If only the Rajneeshees had stuck to enjoying their tortes and tarts and parathas instead of trying to poison their neighbors by spiking the salad bar with salmonella. Melissa Locker, Bon Appetit, "Watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’? Then You Need to See The Rajneesh Cookbook," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of torte

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torte

German, probably from Italian torta cake, from Late Latin, round loaf of bread

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torte

noun

English Language Learners Definition of torte

: a type of cake that is made with many eggs and often nuts

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