March 03, 2022

Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Torte

One of our wonderful customers provided this tempting recipe. She likes to decorate it with pecans, but you can be creative and add your own twist!

Here are a few ideas: add fresh, crushed strawberries between the layers; add a layer of custard or cream cheese frosting over the filling; decorate the frosted top with some of our signature Pecan Delicacies (try our CocoaBlanca, Dulce de Leche, or Texas Pecan Toffee).



  • 7 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ Cups ground Royalty Pecans
  • ¼ Cup packaged dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 F. Line bottom of 3 (8″) round layer-cake pans with circles of waxed paper.

Separate eggs, putting whites into an electric mixing bowl and yolks into a small bowl. Let whites warm to room temperature (about 1 hour). With mixer at high speed, beat whites with 1/4 teaspoon salt until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup granulated sugar (2 Tablespoons at a time) until stiff.

With the same beaters, beat yolks until thick and light. Gradually beat in the rest of the granulated sugar, beating until thick (about 3 minutes), then beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Combine ground nuts, bread crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Turn dry ingredients into yolk mixture with a rubber scraper, mix well with under-over motion, and fold into whites just to combine.

Divide batter evenly into pans. Bake 25 minutes, or until surface springs back.



  • 1 Cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup confectioners sugar


Combine ingredients, beat until still, then refrigerate. After cake has baked and cooled, spread filling between the layers.



  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 3 Cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • ½ Cup hot water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla


Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Remove from heat and add sugar, vanilla, and hot water. Pour frosting over the top of the cake and let it drizzle down the sides.