Strawberry Torte

Recipe by sharflan
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 torte
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • *Prepare an 8" or 9" cake pan lining it with parchment paper (or grease the pan).
  • Cream the butter and the 1/2 cup of sugar.
  • Add the egg yolks and vanilla, mixing well.
  • In a seperate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Blend the dry ingredients and milk alternately into the butter mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and set aside.
  • With clean beaters, whip the egg whites, adding the 1 cup of sugar a little at a time, until stiff peaks form.
  • Spoon the egg whites over the top of the unbaked batter and sprinkle with walnuts (whole or pieces).
  • Bake at 325F about 40 minutes or until cake tests done (cooking time will depend on your oven and pan size).
  • *Using the parchment paper will allow you to easily lift the torte from the pan to test for doneness by piercing through the bottom of the cake with a toothpick.
  • Cool the torte completely.
  • Whip the cream and sweeten to taste.
  • *You can substitute the cream with Cool Whip (or other) to lessen the calories and fat.
  • Top off the torte with the whipped cream just before serving, adding whole (or cut) strawberries as your final layer.
  • This torte should be made and enjoyed on the same day as the cream will soften the crispy meringue layer - still good but not the same!
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