Chef Chuck's Cherry Torta

Torta di Ciliege

Life's a bowl of cherries so live, laugh and have fun! I like the blended flavors of cherries and vanilla, this is one delicious cherry torta. Cherries are in abundance now so take advantage and try this simple dessert, it can be served warm or cold. So gather around the table and enjoy this moist summer time treat.

Cherry Torta

2-3 cups fresh organic cherries
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup ground almonds
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Wash and pit cherries, place in a bowl and sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar on top, set aside. In a mixer cream butter and sugar together for a minute, add 1 egg at a time, then vanilla. In a food processor chop almonds till powder form. Slowly add sifted ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt. Using a 9 or 10 inch pan, butter well pour in batter, top with cherries. Bake 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes. Drizzle icing on a warm torta.


  1. This sounds delicious, Chuck. Do you just bake it in a tart pan without a crust? Would love to give it a try. Thanks for posting.

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  3. Hello Domenica, It is Delicious... There is no crust with this torta. The almond flour browns in way like a crust.
    Thank you so much, enjoy!

  4. Life is always made better with a big bowl of cherries. But it only gets better if there are cherries in a torta or pie! Looks amazing, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :)

  5. Hi Spice Foodie, So True...
    You have a nice weekend also!
    Thank you :)

  6. This looks amazing Chuck! So perfect for company! Can't wait to try it.

  7. Thank you Miri, you are going to love this one...

  8. It's breakfast time here...could I have a piece of your cake (a generous one please) with my cup of coffee?
    Thank you Chuck!!!

  9. Hi Cristina, Yes for you absolutely! We are finally going to have that cup of coffee, I was talking about early... ;))
    All the best!!