Showing posts with label Strawberries & Cream Torte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Strawberries & Cream Torte. Show all posts

Monday, May 2, 2016

Strawberries & Cream Torte

It is strange to go strawberry picking at the end of April. In Maine, we would go strawberry picking around 4th of July. Last year, we missed it since we hadn't realized it was so early. I'm glad we take them since the kids love strawberries. My youngest daughter tells me that there is something wrong with people who don't eat strawberries. I think she is kidding. When I saw this recipe, I thought the kids would really love it. It has a sponge cake, strawberries, and whip cream. When my oldest daughter visits, I'll have to make this for her. It really is good.  Surprising, the cake is cooked with a meringue topping. It is a good cake for a dessert like this since the cake is very thin. I really would make this dessert again.
Strawberries & Cream Torte
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp sugar, divided
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line two 8 inch baking pans with parchment paper.  
  3. Spray the baking pans with nonstick baking spray and set aside. 
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until flight and fluffy. 
  5. Add the egg yolks and beat well. 
  6. Beat the vanilla.
  7. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  8. Add about 1/2 cup of the flour mixture.
  9. Alternate with some milk and then more flour mixture. 
  10. Continue to alternate until all mixture is combined.
  11. Transfer the mixture evenly to the prepared pans. 
  12. In a bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. 
  13. Add 1/2 tsp of sugar to the egg whites. 
  14. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. 
  15. Spread the egg whites meringue over the batter in the prepared pans.
  16. Bake the cake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
  17. Allow to cool.
  18. In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  19. Add 1 tsp sugar to the heavy cream. Combine until stiff peaks form. 
  20. In a bowl, combine the majority of the strawberries with 1/2 tsp sugar. 
  21. Carefully remove one cake with the meringue up and place on the serving plate.
  22. Spread some of the sweetened strawberries over the cake.
  23. Add the whip cream and spread evenly over the top.
  24. Top with the second layer of cake with the meringue facing up. 
  25. Spread some of the sweetened strawberries over top.  
  26. Add the remaining whip cream and spread evenly on top.
  27. Top with strawberries.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

One year ago.........................I made Kentucky Hot Brown.
Two years ago.......................I made Chicken Enchiladas.
Three years ago......................I made Guacamole.
Four years ago.......................I made Coconut Cream Cheese Cookies.
Did you already know......................
-The German word for cake is torte. 
-A torte is a layer cake. 
-A torte tends to have a filling layer of whip cream, jams, fruit, mousse, or buttercream.
-A torte is made with less flour than a traditional cake and is shorter in structure.