Almond Berry (or Cherry) Torte

Almond Cherry or Berry Torte
Hörbiger Torte
A family favorite for Sunday afternoon coffee hours watching a movie on TV. This cake was named after Paul Hörbiger, an Austrian movie star from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Course Dessert


  • 5 oz confectionary sugar
  • 5 oz butter
  • 4 eggs
  • dash salt
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 5 oz grated almonds
  • 14 oz berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or cherries)


  • Heat oven to 350 F
  • Combine the confectioners sugar, butter, egg yolks and salt. Beat together well until foamy.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Add and carefully fold in the breadcrumbs, chocolate, ground almonds, and egg whites.
  • Pour batter into 9 inch form and top with the berries.
  • Bake for 30 – 40 min.
Created by Ingrid von Friedeburg