Classic strawberry torte recipe (1967)

Classic strawberry torte recipe

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How to make a beautiful classic strawberry torte: A recipe from the ’60s

Isn’t this a dainty dish to set before your queen?

Luscious is the word for this strawberry torte “fit for a queen.” And the queen is Mother on her special day, Mother’s Day.

Four thin yellow cake layers tower upward separated by thick creamy whipped cream with fresh berries.

A final topping of swirled whipped cream and whole strawberries, those heart-shaped bites of sweetness, add the final touch of elegance for Mom’s special dessert.

Despite its elaborate appearance, this torte is simple enough that even a child, with a little help, can prepare it. The cake may be baked, and with the help of big sis or father, the two layers may be split into four. Then it’s merely whipping cream and slicing strawberries for the filling and the topping.

What nicer way to say, “I love you, Mom,” than with an easy to fix — yet elegant — strawberry torte.

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Classic strawberry torte recipe
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Classic strawberry torte recipe

Classic strawberry torte recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) margarine
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2-1/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 pints whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries


  1. Cream margarine.
  2. Add sugar gradually and continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolks.
  4. Beat well.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, and mace together and add alternately with the milk.
  6. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.
  7. Rub bottom of two 9-inch cake pans with margarine and line with waxed paper.
  8. Pour batter into pans.
  9. Bake in a moderate oven (350 F) 40 to 45 minutes.
  10. Cool and remove from pans.
  11. Split each layer.
  12. Wash and drain strawberries.
  13. Slice berries in half lengthwise, reserving 6 to 8 whole berries for garnish.
  14. Whip cream and blend in sugar.
  15. Reserve 1/4 of the whipped cream for topping.
  16. Fold sliced berries into remaining whipped cream.
  17. Stack layers, spreading whipped cream with berries between.
  18. Spread reserved whipped cream over the top and garnish with whole strawberries. Refrigerate until serving time.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 643Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 2gSugar: 47gProtein: 9g

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