Strawberry & cinnamon torte

Strawberry & cinnamon torte

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(79 ratings)

Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins - 1 hr, 30 mins

Easy

Serves 6 - 8
Just blitz and bake to produce this fruity dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal491
  • fat32g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.68g

Ingredients

  • 175g ground almond
  • 175g butter softened
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  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 450g strawberry, hulled and sliced
    Strawberries

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  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • whipped double cream mixed with Greek yogurt (half and half is good), to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas4/ fan 160C. Line the base of a loose-bottomed 23cm cake tin with greaseproof paper and butter the sides.

  2. Mix almonds, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, egg and egg yolk in a food processor just until the ingredients are evenly combined.

  3. Spread half the mixture over the base of the tin in a smooth layer with no gaps – easiest to do this with two forks. Lay the sliced strawberries on top. Add the remaining cake mixture and spread it as best you can, but don’t worry if a few strawberries peep through.

  4. Bake for 1 hour (it may need an extra 5 minutes), but check after 40 minutes – if it is getting too brown, cover loosely with foil. The torte should be slightly risen and dark golden brown when cooked.

  5. Cool in the tin slightly, then loosen the edges with a knife and remove from the tin. Slide the torte onto a plate and sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar. Serve warm or cold, in wedges with dollops of cream and Greek yogurt.

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kehowe
13th Aug, 2011
5.05
I've made this time and time again. Always a winner.
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jacquil
19th Jul, 2011
5.05
I love this recipe and have made it many times, mainly with strawberries and once with cherries. Both options are very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
dobby2
18th Jul, 2011
excellent recipe-i also divided the mixture into a muffin tin-i lined the sides with baking paper and then did three with blackberry,three with raspberry and three with blueberry-they turned out into lovely little cakes-great for a dinner party
dannwebb
6th Jun, 2014
How long do you cook it for when making smaller ones like this? A shorter time, or the same?
dobby2
18th Jul, 2011
excellent recipe-i also divided the mixture into a muffin tin-i lined the sides with baking paper and then did three with blackberry,three with raspberry and three with blueberry-they turned out into lovely little cakes-great for a dinner party
reoryn
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
Amazing, takes about 10 minutes to make but lasts about 10 seconds on the table. I put in 2-3 times the amount of Cinnamon suggested because I love it, and it was perfect for me. As far as flattening the mixture in the tin goes, I found the easiest thing was just to use my fingers.
kate1994
21st Jun, 2011
Might give this a bash.
carolyn12
5th Jun, 2011
5.05
So good. Wonderful recipe and so easy.
imicola
27th May, 2011
1.05
Clearly I have done something differently from everyone else as this cake was a disaster. I am a relatively good cake baker - not many disasters in my time, so being inept is not the reason! The cake ended up totally soggy throughout, apart from the very top of it - it was almost like the base of a trifle it was so soggy! The taste was good, but the sogginess put me off. I can only think that there was either (a) too many berries (although I followed the recipe exactly) or (b) berries were too ripe (they were not overripe, they were just perfectly ripe). Very annoying as it was my first batch of berries from the garden and I wanted to try something a bit different, but now I feel I have wasted them.
chrisgalea
27th May, 2011
5.05
Super easy and very very good!!

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