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It seems like there's a new, fun holiday every #day, and today is no different. Annually, on August 22nd, pecan lovers nationwide (and perhaps even across the world) whip up their favorite pecan #Torte desserts typically filled with mousse, fruit, nuts, whipped cream, buttercream, or jam -- but you can add any filling to make it your own. Because they are often made with very little (if any) flour, tortes contain breadcrumbs or ground nuts as well as eggs, sugar, and other flavorings instead. Usually, once the torte has cooled down, the baker will take the time to glaze and decorate the scrumptious delight. In honor of National Pecan Torte Day, here are some ideas to help you kick-off your celebration on a high note for you and your family.

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Mocha Pecan Torte

If you're a coffee fan and a chocoholic, mocha pecan is the perfect torte dessert for you. To start off, you'll need a few ingredients, including: butter, semisweet chocolate pieces, eggs, sugar, chopped pecans, cocoa powder, coffee liqueur or strong coffee, Mocha Glaze, and white baking bar. The specific measurements will depend on the size of the torte you're looking to make.

Pumpkin Pecan Torte

It's never too early to add a little pumpkin into the mix and get your favorite fall fix. For this pumpkin pecan torte, make sure you add vanilla wafers, chopped pecans, butter, carrot or spice cake mix, canned pumpkin, eggs, water, powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, caramel ice cream topping, and pecan halves to your shopping list. Once again, the measurements will vary based on the serving size.

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Chocolate Pecan Torte

If you're a chocolate lover, plain and simple, you don't want to miss out on this sugary treat. Head to the grocery store and pick up some toasted pecans, flour, chopped bittersweet chocolate chip morsels, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, water, eggs (you'll need the egg yolks and the egg whites), rum or bourbon, cream of tatar, and powdered sugar to make a chocolate pecan torte. Take into consideration how many people you're looking to feed when looking into specific measurements and amounts.

Why you should celebrate today

Use this National Day to take a well deserved break and enjoy some delicious pecan tortes or just use it as an excuse to satisfy your sweet tooth! Recipes for these tortes and more can be found across several cooking websites and in many cookbooks, so your options are limitless. Enjoy!