My dear friend Karen, an awesome teacher and fellow foodie, just announced that she is moving to Texas. I have been in mourning...and denial. This torte is one of the most delicious recipes that she shared with me. I will think of her every time I make it. Here's to Karen and to almond extract!
2 cups sugar
1 cup melted butter
2 cups flour
2 tsp. almond extract
slivered almonds to sprinkle on top
Mix all ingredients except the slivered almonds together. Pour in to a greased and floured 9 inch springform pan. Sprinkle with sugar and slivered almonds. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour (do the toothpick test).
Serve it plain or with chocolate sauce, strawberries, and whipped cream.