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Chinese Almond Torte


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
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  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Beat eggs until light. Gradually add sugar; beat until thick and lemon-colored.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold into egg mixture. Add almond extract, nuts, and apple; fold in gently. Pour into 8x8 inch baking pan. Bake 25 minutes.

Source: Chinese Cookbook

By Raymonde G. from North Bay, Ontario

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April 27, 20090 found this helpful

This sounds delicious. Since I love apples AND almonds, I will be trying this recipe!! Thanks for sharing it.

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January 1, 20150 found this helpful

I have no idea what I did wrong with this recipe but what a mess I made. I doubled the recipe in an effort to make enough to serve the torte along with our New Year's Eve appetizers. However... instead, I ended up with a house full of smoke, a huge mess on the bottom of my oven, and a dessert that I couldn't serve.


This torte boiled over so bad and all that was left was a gooey mess in the pan that wasn't even worth serving. What a shame and what a waste of ingredients.

*Should you try this recipe, place it on a cookie tray, watch it as it bakes, and I'm guessing that maybe even a lower oven temp with a longer timing might help so it's not left gooey. Good luck.

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