For a few years, I made this torte as a birthday cake for my former chiro and beloved friend, Dr. Dan, as his birthday more often than not, would land smack dab during Pesach. One year, I even adorned it with calla lilies I fashioned out of marzipan.
Here's hoping that the recipe ends up having a longer life as Dan's birthday cake than a former Passover cake.
Kosher for Passover or not... It is a thing to behold. Somewhat dry and cracked on top like a brownie, deep, decadently fudgey on the bottom like a truffle.
THIS, this is my most coveted recipe. I won't even give it to relatives. It's that special. And it is in honor of (Dr.) Dan's birthday that prompts me to share this wonderful recipe.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY RETURNS OF THE DAY, DAN!!
1 1/2 Sticks butter (salted is fine)
4 Egg whites and 1 whole egg (or four whole eggs, or the equivalent of scramblers)
1 1/2 Cup Sugar (a 50/50 mix of Splenda and Malitol Crystals works too)
1 tsp. Instant coffee powder