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Very-Strawberry Torte

Strawberries were so cheap lately I couldn’t just ignore them. Knowing my Hubby likes spongy-fruity cakes I found this very-strawberry torte recipe from malacukierenka.pl to be perfect for him. So without any special occasion to celebrate (anyway, who said you need a special day to have a torte?) I made it. It took a few hours and seemed to be a long process, but looked so pretty and, according to everyone who tasted the torte, was delicious – not too sweet, moist and very strawberry, it was worth the time and effort.

very strawberry torte recipe

Sponge:

6 eggs, separated

170g sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

170g flour

1 tsp baking soda

To soak:

150g strawberries, cleaned and washed

8-10 tbsp water

Method:

1. Whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks, add half of the sugar. Mix until glossy.

2. In another bowl mix egg yolks with other half of the sugar, until almost white and creamy. Add vanilla essence.

3. Fold the beaten egg whites into yolk mixture.

4. Sift flour and baking soda over the egg mixture and stir carefully until well blended.

5. Pour into a round tin (24cm diameter, bottom lined with a baking paper). Smooth surface and bake 50 minutes in 160C (fan forced). Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan.

6. Slice into 3 even layers and put the bottom one back into the pan.

8. Blend the strawberries with water. Soak evenly each layer of the baked sponge (about 6 tbsp per layer).

Filling:

6 tsp gelatine

1/3 cup water

600-700g strawberries, cleaned and washed

250g mascarpone

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp vanilla sugar (optional)

5-7 tbsp icing sugar

400g chilled thickened cream

Method:

1. Put gelatine in a small pan and cover with water. Put aside.

2. Blend 200g of strawberries, chop roughly the rest of them.

3. Put mascarpone in a bowl and mix adding gradually the blended strawberries. Add vanilla essence, vanilla sugar and icing sugar and mix well.

4. Whip the cream.

5. Place the pan with gelatine on a small heat and stir continuously until dissolved. Add slowly to the mascarpone mixture stirring all the time. Add whipped cream and chopped strawberries, stir until well combined.

6. Put half of the mixture on the first layer of sponge that’s waiting in the tin. Spread evenly and cover with another sponge slice. Repeat. Cover with the last sponge slice (soaked side down). Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Decoration:

250g mascarpone

1-3 tbsp icing sugar

2 tsp vanilla sugar

250g chilled whipping cream

700-900g strawberries – depends on decoration

Method:

1. Mix mascarpone with icing sugar & vanilla sugar.

2. Whip cream and mix well with mascarpone.

3. Take the assembled cake carefully out of the tin. Cover top and sides with the cream. Decorate with strawberries.

very strawberry torte recipe very strawberry torte recipe

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    justagirlfromaamchimumbai
    September 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Oh my god how sinful is that torte. My husband would be my slave if I can bake like this 🙂 You have a lovely blog.

    • Reply
      Aga
      September 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Yes, sinful is a good word to describe it. Thank you 🙂

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    Christina @ The Hungry Australian
    October 13, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    How pretty! I was just thinking of strawberry cake and yours looks so delightful.

  • Reply
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    November 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Oh my word, this looks delicious! What a lucky husband you have.

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