The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and pecan torte fun facts. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know fun facts we will look at Pecan Torte fun facts.

pecan torte fun factsThe Facts: A torte is a rich, usually multilayered, cake that is filled with whipped cream, butter creams, mousses, jams, or fruits.

  • So what’s the difference between a torte and a cake? For starters, tortes are denser, shorter and wider than cakes, and often multi-layered.
  • Tortes are also made without the leaveners we’re used to in baking, namely baking powder or soda. Instead, they get their airiness from whipped eggs that are light and fluffy.
  • Tortes are commonly baked in a spring form pan.
  • To confuse things a little, torte actually means “cake” in German and Hungarian.
  • August 22nd is National Pecan Torte Day.
  • Pecans are the state tree of Texas
  • The largest pecan pie weighed in at 41,586 lb. and measured 50 ft in diameter.

Pecan Torte Facts We Missed

Feel free to let us know if we missed and pecan torte fun facts in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Pecan Tortes.

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