Swiss Cherry Torte Cake Mix Cake

Recipe by Dienia B.

From Darlene Kossman. It is from Better Homes and Gardens bonus book; a very old recipe; looks very pretty though; good for Valentine's day. it is an amazing cake easy to do would be a hit at pot lucks

Top Review by rslush1

I remember this recipe from late 70's early 80's when I made it for many special occasions. The picture looks more sloppy than the cake I make. I am glad to find the recipe again as it was delicious and different.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 19 ounces white cake mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • 13 cup oil
  • 1 13 cups water
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • red food coloring
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel
  • 3 cups whipped topping


  1. Mix cake mix with egg whites, oil, and water. 4 egg whites are 1/2 a cup you could use egg beaters egg whites
  2. Add almond extract to batter.
  3. Remove 1/3 of the batter to another bowl; stir in 10 to12 drops red food coloring.( i used cherry juice ).
  4. Spoon pink and white batters alternately into two greased and floured 9x1-1/2 inch cake pans.
  5. Cut though batter with a knife to marble.
  6. Bake in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from pans.
  8. Stir together pie filling and grated orange peel.
  9. In another bowl mix Cool Whip with 8 to 10 drops red food coloring.
  10. Place one cake on a serving plate.
  11. Make a border of whipping topping on edge 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch tall; fill with 1/2 the cherry pie filling mixture.
  12. Top with second layer.
  13. Make another border of whipped topping; fill with remaining cherry pie filling mixture on top.
  14. Frost sides with remaining topping.
  15. Chill 3 hours.

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