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The Difference Between A Cake And A Torte
Essentially, torte is the German word for cake. As opposed to a pound cake or a more casual affair, a torte denotes a rich, dense cake made with many eggs and little or no flour, using ground nuts (and sometimes bread crumbs) for texture. Tortes are also shorter and wider—often no more than 2-1/2 inches high, and 10 to 12 inches in diameter.
Some “flourless chocolate cakes” are made with ground nuts. Others, like Empire Torte, are made with neither nuts nor flour—just chocolate, sugar, eggs and flavoring. They are ganache-like (like chocolate truffles), substituting eggs for the cream in a ganache. So, is a flourless chocolate cake a cake or a torte? Based on the number of eggs, the lack of flour, the low height and the broad width, the answer is torte; or “truffle cake,” if you like.
 
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Buttercream
Grand Marnier
Princess
Dream of Cream
Mousse
Sponge
Marble
Red Velvet
Gateau St. Honoré
 
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Fruit Tortes
Tiramisu
Delmonico
Marzipan
Ganache
 
 
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Vienna Bakery and Café
phone: 510.797.7957  fax: 510.797.7966
5149 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538