\ ˈtȯr-tə How to pronounce torte (audio) , ˈtȯrt \
plural torten\ ˈtȯr-​tᵊn How to pronounce torte (audio) \ 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

Examples of torte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bittersweet recipe is the perfect mashup of a molten lava cake and a chocolate torte. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2022 Joey Gerard’s brunch menu, 5601 Broad St. in Greendale, is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with options of avocado toast with Dungeness crab, salmon eggs Benedict and Key lime torte. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2022 Ulele's menu features dishes like alligator hush puppies, Tocobaga tuna, freshwater catfish with root vegetable succotash and flourless chocolate torte. Noah Sheidlower And Radhika Marya, CNN, 24 Nov. 2021 Layer cakes weren't invented in the United States, but the distinctive profile of the coconut cake is pure Americana, and there's no mistaking the high, round shape of an American layer cake for a slim European torte. Dana Joseph And Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 All six flavors of cheesecakes are sold in three-inch individual size, so is the chocolate torte. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 Then check out the torte table at this ethnic festival hosted by St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church in Parma. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 And the chef’s a champion of Nutella, expressed beautifully in a torte served with a perfect yin-yang companion of hazelnut mousse. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Apr. 2021 Signature desserts included German chocolate cheesecake, Black Forest Torte, red velvet cake, fruit and Bavarian cream torte, chocolate eclairs and sticky buns. Mary Colurso |, al, 7 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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6 Oct 2022

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“Torte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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