Lavendar-infused Rhubarb and Almond Torte



serves 20

Preparation time-30 to 45 minutes
Assembly-5 minutes
Refrigeration-2 hours

1 cup dates
1 cup raw almonds

1st layer
2 cups blanched almonds
2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup So Delicious coconut milk

2nd layer
4 rhubarb stalks, (aprox. 2 1/4 cups), chopped
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cups palm sugar
2 tsp lavendar, dried
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
2 Tbsp agar agar flakes

You will need a 9-inch spring-form pan. Spray with coconut non-stick spray.


Soak almonds and dates for 2 hours. After 2 hours, blend almonds and dates with 2 Tbsp of the reserved liquid in a food processor. Mixture should be a little coarse.

Remove from processor and add mixture to the bottom of pan. Press evenly on the pan.

1st layer
Soak almonds for 4 to 6 hours. The more the merrier so that the almond will not be too mealy. Drain liquid and process in a food processor. Add almond extract, nutmeg, coconut milk, orange zest and agave. Process until very smooth.

Pour mixture on top of the raw crust. Place in freezer while preparing the rhubarb portion.

2nd layer
Chop the rhubarb stalks and place in the food processor. Blend well.

In a medium pot, add rhubarb sauce, water, nutmeg and palm sugar. Using an empty tea bag or cheese cloth, add lavendar. Place sachet in with rhubarb mixture.

Boil on medium low heat for 20 minutes. Mix arrowroot powder with 1 Tbsp of water in a small bowl and mix well. Add to rhubarb mixture along with the agar agar. Blend well. Remove from heat for 5-10 minutes.

Remove spring-form pan from freezer and pour rhubarb mixture on top of 1st layer.

Place in refrigerator and cool for 2 hours. Ready to serve. Decorate with sliced almonds. Remove spring from pan and place torte on a large plate. Slice and eat. Refrigerate the remainder for up to a week.

  1. Mimì 17 May 2010 at 15:45

    WOW!! Very very very gooooddddddddddd!!!!

  2. Tippitappi 21 May 2010 at 09:03

    Looks awesome!!!
    I wonder if i can substitute rhubarb with something else, I hate rhubarb!!! do you have any suggestions?

  3. Noelle @Opera Singer in Kitchen 21 May 2010 at 13:32

    You can substitute with any fruit really you just have to adjust the sugar when boiling. I was thinking of making it with peaches or cherries the next time. Thanks for the comment!

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