Monday, March 13, 2017

National Coconut Torte Day is observed annually on March 13th.  Coconut lovers may enjoy this holiday savoring the delicious taste of this rich dessert.

The word torte is German and literally means cake. Torte refers to both a multi-layered cake filled with buttercream, jam, or cream and to a rich, moist and dense single-layered cake.  A torte may be made with little to no flour, but instead with ground nuts or breadcrumbs, as well as sugar, eggs and flavorings.

Did you know that a coconut tree can grow to be as tall as ninety feet?
Coconuts were available in the United States in the early 1700s even though the palm was not indigenous to the continental United States.  There are many recipes using coconut, including cakes, cookies and tortes from that era, so it was certainly as popular an ingredient as it is today.


Enjoy these Coconut Torte recipes:


Ghirardelli Coconut Almond Torte with Chocolate Chips recipe

Vegan Coconut Cake recipe


Use #NationalCoconutTorteDay to post on social media.



Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Coconut Torte Day.

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