President Ford's Strawberry Blitz Torte

10
Servings
60m
Prep Time
35m
Cook Time
1h 35m
Ready In


"Very involved cake for entertaining"

Original recipe yields 10 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (315.4 g)
  • Calories 690.7
  • Total Fat - 39 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 1059.7 mg
  • Sodium - 264.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 51 g
  • Protein - 18.4 g
  • Calcium - 184.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cake:

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 3

Grease 2 (8-inch) layer-cake pans.

Step 4

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.

Step 5

In a large bowl

Step 6

With electric mixer set at medium speed, beat shortening until creamy.

Step 7

Gradually add sugar

Step 8

Continue beating until light and fluffy.

Step 9

Beat egg yolks in separate bowl

Step 10

Add to creamed mixture.

Step 11

Stir in milk and vanilla.

Step 12

Add dry ingredients at low speed and beat until batter is smooth.

Step 13

Pour batter into cake pans.

Step 14

Lightly pile half of the meringue mixture over the batter in each pan

Step 15

Spread evenly.

Step 16

Bake in 350 degree oven until cake tests done and meringue is pale gold, about 35 minutes.

Step 17

Remove from oven

Step 18

Loosen sides of tortes from pans and remove them to wire racks

Step 19

Keeping the meringue side up.

Step 20

Add filling and topping

Step 21

MERINGUE:

Step 22

Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until they stand in soft peaks.

Step 23

Add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating very thoroughly after each addition.

Step 24

Then add vanilla.

Step 25

STRAWBERRY FILLING AND TOPPING:

Step 26

Combine whipped cream and confectioners sugar.

Step 27

Fold in sliced strawberries.

Step 28

Spread half between layers of Blitz Torte (meringue side up) and use remaining as topping.

Step 29

Decorate with whole berries.

Step 30

Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

Tips & Variations


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