German Blitz Torte

July 31, 2010

This recipe comes from my Aunti Irma, who was a fantastic cook. You can make the cake as one rectangular sheet or as many as 3 layers! I love using a mix of berries, especially in the summer. In the fall, you could add a little bit of chopped cranberries to the meringue! You will love that it’s a pretty easy cake that advances the idea of strawberry shortcake and looks extra fancy for parties.

You will need:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1½ c sugar
  • ½ c butter
  • ¼ c milk
  • ½ c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 2 t vanilla
  • ½ c nuts, chopped
  • ½ c heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 pt fresh strawberries, sliced (or whatever berries look best)

Then you…

  1. Cream ½ c sugar with the butter.
  2. Blend in beaten egg yolks then add milk and flour alternately. Add baking powder and 1 t vanilla.
  3. Place mixture in 2 buttered 8-inch cake tins.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; add 1 c sugar and continue beating while adding 1 t vanilla and the chopped nuts.
  5. Spread half of this meringue over each layer in cake tins.
  6. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
  7. When cool, spread 1 layer with half of the strawberries and whipped cream; place second layer on top and top with remaining berries and cream.

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