Lithuanian Strawberry Torte

Recipe by lazyme
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • In large mixing bowl cream together 1 1/4 cups of the sugar and the butter till very light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each; continue beating till very fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir into creamed mixture.
  • Beat egg whites till soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks.
  • Fold into creamed mixture.
  • Pour into 3 lightly greased and floured 9 x 1 1/2-inch round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350 till done, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans.
  • Cool on rack.
  • Whip cream and vanilla just to soft peaks.
  • Place a cake layer on serving plate.
  • Spread with currant jelly and then with 1 cup of the whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pecans.
  • Spread second layer with 1/3 cup of the strawberry preserves, then with 1 cup of the whipped cream; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pecans.
  • Gently place atop first layer.
  • Carefully top with third layer.
  • Frost top and sides with remaining whipped cream; coat sides with remaining pecans.
  • Using tip of a small spoon, dot top with remaining strawberry preserves.