noun, plural tortes [tawrts] /tɔrts/, German tor·ten [tawr-tn] /ˈtɔr tn/.

  1. a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts or bread crumbs.


  1. a rich cake, originating in Austria, usually decorated or filled with cream, fruit, nuts, and jam

“sweet cake, tart,” 1748, from German Torte; earlier sense of “round cake, round bread” (1550s) is from Middle French torte; both from Late Latin torta “flat cake,” also “round loaf of bread” (cf. Italian torte, Spanish torta), probably related to tart (n.1); not considered to be from the source of tort.

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