\ 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 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 For the best nutty flavor in this Passover almond torte, toast the almonds before grinding them in a food processor with matzo cake meal and sugar., 23 Mar. 2021 Remove the outside ring and transfer torte to a cooling rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Jeremy Harlan, CNN, 10 Mar. 2021 There are more layers to chess than a Viennese torte. Bill Van Niekerken,, 22 Dec. 2020 Michelle Polzine developed this unique variation on a Linzer torte as a gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert. Jonathan Kauffman, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020 The Macrene Actives High-Performance Face Cream guests were gifted over warm chocolate tortes at the end of the evening. Vogue, 18 Nov. 2019 William Greenberg’s owner, Carol Becker, is temporarily reopening her kitchen to offer such Passover specialties as macaroons, flourless chocolate cake, and apricot tortes. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 3 Apr. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of torte

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

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