Himmeltorte - Heavenly Torte

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the filling: Mix sugar and cornstarch together and add to egg yolks.
  • Stir in sour cream and cook in double boiler until it coats the spoon.
  • Add the flavorings and stir well.
  • Let cool to room temperature before assembling cake.
  • For the base: Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar; add salt and egg yolks, one at a time and beat until smooth after each.
  • Add lemon rind and flour.
  • In another bowl, mix egg white, sugar, cinnamon and pecans together lightly.
  • Divide dough into thirds and pat into three 7" x 11" pans; spread the tops with the egg white mixture.
  • Bake for ten minutes, then reduce heat to 350F and bake approximately 10 to 15 minutes more.
  • Turn out onto cooling rack.
  • When torte is cold, spread two of the layers with raspberry jam and some of the filling.
  • Stack layers and cover all with remaining filling.
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