- a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts or bread crumbs.
Origin of torte
Examples from the Web for torte
Historical Examples of torte
- a rich cake, originating in Austria, usually decorated or filled with cream, fruit, nuts, and jam
Word Origin for torte
"sweet cake, tart," 1748, from German Torte; earlier sense of "round cake, round bread" (1550s) is from Middle French torte; both from Late Latin torta "flat cake," also "round loaf of bread" (cf. Italian torte, Spanish torta), probably related to tart (n.1); not considered to be from the source of tort.