Kristi asked about this one, so here it is:
(So a REAL torte is suppose to use little or no actual flour, but oh well.) This looks fancy, but is SUPER easy and tasty.
1 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 pint berries (Any kind works but they should be reasonably bite-sized. I usually use blueberries or blackberries. They can be fresh or frozen and there's no need to thaw.)
Cream 1 cup sugar and butter. Mix in flour, baking powder, dash of salt, 2 eggs, and the almond extract. Place into a greased and floured 9" spring form pan. Cover entire top surface of batter with berries. Sprinkle some sugar and lemon juice on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove spring form and serve warm or cooled.
May be frozen after a quick cooling. Defrost then reheat for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.