Tassajara Torte With Fruit

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by echo echo

Another dessert adapted from my old Tassajara Cookbook. I especially like to make this with berries of various types, but can also be made with apples, peaches, pears or whatever.

Top Review by WizzyTheStick

Lovely, dense, and moist cake. Enjoyed this with a blueberry fruit topping. I misread the instructions so ended up omitting the cornstarch! Still even without this ingredient the final result was lovely and I will try it again (correctly next time:-)BTW will try again soon because it was finished by my family almost immediately after it was made.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend mace and vanilla with shortening.
  2. Cream in sugar.
  3. Sift together flour through baking powder.
  4. Beat eggs and milk together.
  5. Add dry and milk mixtures to shortening.
  6. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch square baking pan.
  7. Add batter.
  8. Bake at 350°F approximately 45 minutes until center is dry when tested with a toothpick.
  9. Cool in pan 20 minutes.
  10. Turn onto wire rack.
  11. Turn right side up.
  12. Mix honey or sugar with sour cream and vanilla.
  13. Mix in fruit pieces.
  14. Use as topping on torte.

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