Almond Torte

Reduced-fat sour cream, egg whites and applesauce lighten up this gorgeous torte. A creamy custard filling lends richness. —Kathy Olsen, Marlborough, New Hampshire

Directions In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the sugar, cornstarch, sour cream and egg yolks until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the...

  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Cooking time: 25 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • CAKE:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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