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Torta De Castanha Do Para (Brazil Nut Cake)

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Ingredients You'll Need

6 Eggs, separated
Granulated sugar
Instant coffee
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbl Packaged dried bread crumbs
1 tbl Brandy
2 cup Finely-ground Brazil nuts, (abt.3/4 lb.shelled)
1 1/2 cup Heavy cream
1/4 cup Brazil nuts, slivered*


Early on the day: Start heating oven to 350 F. Grease, line with wax paper, then grease again bottom of two 8 inch layer-cake pans, 1 1/2 " deep.

In large bowl, with electric mixer at High speed, beat egg yolks with 2/3 cup sugar until very thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Now beat in 1 tsp. instant coffee, salt, bread crumbs and brandy; then fold in ground nuts.

Beat 6 egg whites until stiff, but not dry; fold them gradually into nut mixture. Pour into prepared pans, then bake 35 minutes or until cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool in pan.

About one-half hour before serving: Loosen cake layers around edges and trun out on racks; remove wax paper. Whip cream until stiff. Dissolve 2 tablespoon instant coffee in 1 tablespoon water; fold with 3 tablespoons sugar, into whipped cream. Use to fill and frost cake; garnish with slivered nuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into 12 wedges.

*To sliver shelled Brazil nuts easily, first cover them with water, simmer 2-3 minutes, then drain.

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