Pumpkin Pecan Torta

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
8-10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup solid pack canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9- inch spring form pan. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy, add in 3 tablespoons sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with the remaining sugar until pale, about 1 minute. Add pumpkin and vanilla and beat until well blended. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in egg whites and pecans. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes, let cool 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Serve each slice with whipped cream, mint, candied pecans, or powdered sugar.


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