Stracciatella Tortoni Cake with Espresso Fudge Sauce Recipe

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Stracciatella Tortoni Cake with Espresso Fudge Sauce
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  1. Make crust: Butter a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan and line bottom and short sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving 4 inches of overhang on each end.
  2. Stir together ground cookies, ground almonds, and butter, then firmly press over bottom of pan. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Make tortoni filling: Beat egg whites with sugar, cream of tartar, and 1/8 tsp salt in a large metal bowl set over a large saucepan of simmering water using a handheld mixer at medium-high speed until whites hold soft peaks and an instant-read thermometer registers 170°F, about 7 minutes.
  4. Remove bowl from pan and continue to beat meringue until it just holds stiff peaks, about 2 minutes.
  5. Beat cream with Amaretto in another bowl at medium speed using cleaned beaters until it just holds stiff peaks. Fold in half of meringue gently but thoroughly. Fold in remaining meringue along with chocolate. Spoon over crust, smoothing top with offset spatula. Sprinkle with almonds. Freeze, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours.
  6. Make sauce: Bring cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, espresso powder, cocoa, 1/8 tsp salt, and half of chopped chocolate to a boil in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat and cook at a slow boil, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and remaining chocolate until smooth. Cool to warm.
  7. To serve: Dip bottom of loaf pan in 1 inch warm water in a roasting pan 10 seconds, then lift tortoni out of pan using parchment paper. Transfer to a platter. Peel paper from tortoni.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes to soften slightly. Cut into 6 triangular wedges. Thin sauce with additional cream if necessary and serve with tortoni.
  9. Cook's notes: ·Tortoni can be frozen up to 3 days (wrap in plastic wrap after 3 hours). ·Sauce can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat before using.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 441.74 Kcal (1849 kJ)
Calories from fat 259.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.85g 44%
Cholesterol 64.18mg 21%
Sodium 77.56mg 3%
Potassium 206.57mg 4%
Total Carbs 43.51g 15%
Sugars 32.4g 130%
Dietary Fiber 2.69g 11%
Protein 6.41g 13%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 78.3mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 284.8 Kcal (1192 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.6g 44%
Cholesterol 41.38mg 21%
Sodium 50mg 3%
Potassium 133.18mg 4%
Total Carbs 28.05g 15%
Sugars 20.89g 130%
Dietary Fiber 1.73g 11%
Protein 4.13g 13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 5%
Calcium 50.5mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.7
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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