Coconut - Filled Nut Torte

Cassie *


All I can say is, if you like will love this cake..

This is another wonderful recipe I enjoyed making. It is absolutely delicious. It also includes one of my favorite nuts.." Hazel Nuts"...that is what inspired me to try it. I love, love, love this cake.

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★★★★★ 2 votes

12 - 14
45 Min
20 Min


  • CAKE

  • 2/3 c
  • 1 2/3 c
  • 5
    egg whites
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped hazel nuts

  • 1 can(s)
    ( 5 ounces ) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, cubed
  • 3
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c
    each, chopped hazel nuts, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 pkg
    ( 3 ounces each ) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·
    pecan halves, optional, for garnish

How to Make Coconut - Filled Nut Torte


  1. In a large mixing bowl; cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and extract' mix well.

    Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fold in nuts.
  2. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 in. cake pans. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

    Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, sugar, butter and egg yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until mixture is thickened and reaches 160. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Stir in coconut and nuts. Cool to room temperature.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Beat in milk until light and fluffy.

    Spread filling between cake layers. Frost top and sides of cake. Garnish with pecans if desired.

    Store in refrigerator.

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About Coconut - Filled Nut Torte

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #coconut, #nuts, #torte

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