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Dorie Greenspan's 15-Minute Magic Flourless Torte
This recipe for 15-Minute Magic, a non-kosher/non-Parve chocolate-amaretti torte, is hardly traditional Passover fare, but it's delicious and doesn't use flour. My favorite amaretti to use for this cake are amaretti di Saronno from D. Lazzaroni & Co. You'll find them in their beautiful red tins (which, once empty, make great storage bins) at specialty shops, Italian markets and some supermarkets. That said, I've used just about every other brand available in markets all over the country and never had a torte I didn't love.
A word on size: If you'd like to make individual tortes, prepare four 4-inch round cake pans, divide the batter among the pans and bake about 25 minutes. If you need to make more servings, the recipe is easily doubled.
About the author: Dorie Greenspan is the author of several books on dessert, most recently Baking: From My Home to Yours. Dorie can also be found at DorieGreenspan.com and on the Bon Appétit website, where she is a special correspondent.