Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD 15 Minute Magic - Chocolate Amaretto Torte



This week's recipe was chosen byHolly of Phe/MOM/enon : the 15 Minute Magic - Chocolate Amaretti Torte. This torte came in a period were what we didn't need is another cake ! So I decided to half the recipe and bake it as mini muffins in a nice mini rose silicon pan . The dough was not the right one for the rose shape but it is so good that it really doesn't matter !
I didn't frost it just to save me from extra calories !
I think it is the ideal torte to bake when you have unexpected company coming ! It's fast, uses simple ingredients and is very good.
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26 comments:

Marthe said...

Your torte looks absolutely perfect with just a dust of powdered sugar!!

Jessica said...

I love the crowns on your mini muffin-tortes, they're so cute. I completely agree about the glaze and the extra calories. This cake is good enough without the glaze so who needs it?

Miette said...

Ciao Natalia,
Your torte look so cute... I love them !!

Baci,

Miette

Leslie said...

What a great idea to make minis! The powdered sugar is the perfect touch!

Peggy said...

I love your mini muffins Natalia! This cake is just delicious. I'm eating a slice right now. :) Hope you are having a great week!!

Teanna DiMicco said...

The torte looks gorgeous! This is the perfect dessert to throw together for guests coming at the last minute!

shellyfish said...

Great idea of halfing and skipping the frosting - still looks elegant, delicious, and yes, post-pasqual desserts need to lighten up a little! :)

chocolatechic said...

Oh, your mini tortes look wonderfully cute.

Cathy said...

Oh, what a great idea to make these as mini mini tortes, Natalia! I would happily eat one or two or five of those. You are right - this is a great recipe to have when you need to whip up a quick dessert!

Banjo said...

Great idea of the torte as Mini muffins!! Lovely...

Elra said...

Sounds good Natalia, love that idea of saving a little bit of calorie.
Xoxo,
elra

pinkstripes said...

I like your mini-tortes!

Natashya said...

It does look yummy, I think you were right not to use the glaze - it wasn't needed.

Jill said...

What a great idea to use a mini muffin pan - they are so cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your mini tortes! I think that's even better.

Michelle said...

Great idea to make mini torts! I would never have thought to make minis!

vibi said...

This must have been so un-exotic to you who lives amongst lemon, peach and almond trees! (you know how jealous I am! LOL). I dream of the day I can hop on a plane and go back to Italy! (expensive living, but oh! so wonderful!)

The muffins were a great idea, brava! Ciao!

somethingsweetbykaren said...

i'm kind of with you on the glaze. i did think about leaving it off to save some calories, but used it anyway. it wasn't that necessary, that whipped cream was all it needed in my opinion. looks great, love the minis. :)

Laura said...

Natalia, non mi hanno accettato a TWD, troppo tardi, ma partecipo virtualmente, leccandomi i baffi.

Qui tutto bene, anche se la ricerca di un lavoro mi sta stressando. Ho un colloquio giovedi', speriamo non mi offrano un salario ridicolo SE mi assumono.

Buon lavoro con il tessuto.

CIAO!

n.o.e said...

I'll bet you didn't have trouble finding the amaretti, Natalia!! Your minis are cute and this is a good "emergency" cake. The glaze and cream take a bit more time, though.
Nancy

TeaLady said...

Look good to me.

Tracey said...

Your little minis are so cute!! I wish I'd skipped the glaze too. It made the recipe too rich for me.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, what a yummy treat! Very pretty...

Cheers,

Rosa

Cate said...

I love the idea of mini muffins, perfect for a snack on the go.

Cakelaw said...

Good idea Natalia. I have been lucky in that I have an audience for my cakes at work (at least I did - I start a new job this week).

Elyse said...

Mmm, this torte looks totally delicious. I love that it comes together so quickly--you're right: perfect for unexpected guests!