Years ago, my next door neighbors brought us a plate of this Almond Torte. I took one bite and I was in heaven! This is so moist and dense, like a torte. I thought I was eating some kind of European torte from a specialty bakery. I was elated when they gave me their recipe. (Their 13-year old daughter is actually the one who made it. It is that simple!)
This is one of those things you can easily whip up because you probably already have these ingredients in your cupboard. It takes no more than 2 minutes to stir together and 25 minutes to bake! No electric mixer is needed. Just a whisk!
Before starting, I like to line my 8″ square pan with two parchment strips, the width of the pan. I lay one across one way and the other across the other way. The ends should be plenty long and hang out the top and fold over onto the sides.
After it’s baked and cooled, using the parchment, I just lift it out of the pan and cut it into squares.
2 beaten eggs
1 c. sugar
1 stick margarine, melted & slightly cooled
1 t. almond extract
1 c. flour
Stir together with a whisk just until blended. (Do not use an electric mixer.) Pour into parchment lined 8” square pan. Sprinkle with:
1/4 c. sliced almonds
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into 16 squares.