Schaum Strawberry Torte Recipe
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Schaum Strawberry Torte Recipe

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This recipe was handed down from my German grandma. She took great pride in serving this delicate dessert. Whenever I make it, I'm filled with warm memories of childhood. -Diane Krisman, Hales Corners, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped cream

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 206 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°. Add vinegar, vanilla and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Spread into a greased 10-in. springform pan. Bake 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool (meringue will fall).
  4. Serve with strawberries and whipped cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Schaum Torte in Reminisce November/December 2001, p49

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 247851
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"'Schaum' is 'foam' in German, and it's a nice light foamy meringue! Bit chewy which is delicious, it was an easy recipe and came out beautifully."

sharon_s User ID: 4562276 231094
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"Recipe is excellent! However, I really don't like your new format for printing recipes. Is it really necessary to make the font and spacing so big that every recipe is at LEAST 2 pages long, even with eliminating the picture, nutritional info, and wine pairing? I'm so hoping that you can add an option for that so that we can fit everything on 1 page. Thanks!"

philprof User ID: 7353344 50953
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"The person who wrote that it was "the worst recipe I have ever attempted to make" didn't make it right. Ideally you need a really good mixer, such as a KitchenAid. You need to beat the egg whites until they are glossy and hold stiff peaks -- the stiffer the better. If you do that, the schaum torte will come out great. Everyone just raved over it. I used 9 egg whites (probably one too many) and the full 2 cups of sugar. I didn't think it was too sweet."

BladderInfection User ID: 7348364 33861
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"This is the worst recipe I have ever attempted to make. None of it works, you end up with a horrid eggy mess. This pastry abomination has ruined my taste buds, and my life. I am going to kill myself on Friday because of what this Torte has done to me. Thanks a lot, goodbye forever."

pjtbears User ID: 2170606 50952
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Absolutely loved this. I used blueberries and raspberries and a blackberry & lavender sauce. Sooooo good. Both of my great nephews liked it too. It was so easy and convenient to make."

ramsaych6 User ID: 1328546 89990
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I forgot to mention that by using the cornstarch to replace 1 cup of the sugar, & serving 16, the WW Points Plus are 2."

ramsaych6 User ID: 1328546 74525
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I served this for Easter dinner to rave reviews, even from 2 teen-age grandsons! When I started to make it I realized I only had 1 cup of sugar, so I followed the advice as reviewed by "speek" & used 2 TBSP of corn starch for the other cup of sugar. Some of the adults commented that it had "just the right amount of sweetness"."

STLLA User ID: 7202543 89984
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"recommended by Jacob :)"

mjpelletier User ID: 5588594 32194
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar and sweetened my strawberries a little so I would have some juice. My family loved it. Next time I will try making it on parchment paper for individual servings."

Sundayfood User ID: 6763783 33859
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Amazing and easy! It makes for a nice presentation for company!"

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