Ukrainian Walnut Torte
 
Ingredients
  • 12 eggs separated, room temperature
  • 12 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ pound walnuts, finely ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Prepare two 9" springform pans with parchment lining the bottoms.
  2. Beat eggs yolk on high until creamy and light in color.
  3. Add sugar, one tablespoon at a time to yolks.
  4. Add vanilla and ground walnuts until combined.
  5. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  6. Carefully fold egg yolk mixture into stiff egg whites slowly until just combined.
  7. Bake at 350°F for approximately 1 hour.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. Cakes will fall once removed from oven, this is normal.
  10. Cut cakes into multiple layers and fill with jams, poppy seeds, preserves or frosting.
  11. Ice the cake when assembled with your choice of frosting.
Recipe by Bake 2 The Future at https://bake2thefuture.com/2012/04/29/ukrainian-walnut-torte/