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Schaum Strawberry Torte Recipe

Schaum Strawberry Torte Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Schaum Strawberry Torte

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germanycook 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 89984
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"recommended by Jacob :)"

mjpelletier 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 33859
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

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

t-macka 37499
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"I agree with Red Rain Jan 28 2012 review. It is the same recipe we use for a Pavlova ...we just don't bake it in a spring form pan.The Pavlova is baked on a flat baking tray with a piece of baking paper, as RedRain says... It's a beautiful dessert and Australians put whipped cream on top then cover it with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, Kiwi fruit then pour passion fruit pulp or fresh strawberry syrup over....just wonderful!"

Cytha2 56904
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"This is not a review, but a question. Has anyone made this with Splenda instead of sugar? or half sugar and half Splenda? I am concerned about the texture."

sweetipi 50922
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"This was always a favorite of my Mom's, too.

We often put fresh peaches on top when they are in season. My brother and brother-in-law always request this recipe. Also, mom would just put huge spoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You have solved my Sunday night dessert dilemma."

leeannnewton 33773
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Diane you just made my day! My German Grandma Mary also made this wonderful dessert during strawberry season each summer. She made individual shells by placing a large dollops on a cookie sheet and making an indention with the back of a spoon in the center. I have never been quite able to duplicate them - until now:) I was missing the addition of vinegar! I should have known - if it's German it will use vinager:) Thank YOU! Lee Ann Newton, Murfreesboro, TN - Grandma Mary was from St. Leon, Indiana"

babybouncer 32191
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"Great recipe. Did not have strawberries so used lemon curd as a topping. Rave reviews. Something different from just plain fruit and some folks are allergic to berries."

nannyto15 204541
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"So easy and so good I added a drizzle of melted chocolate!!"

angela leach 204540
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Very good and light. Used 1 1/2 cup of egg whites, and only 1 cup of sugar. Sweet enough for me. Thank-you for a easy and delis recipe."

dilounge 204539
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"Very delicious! Thank you very much SPEEK, for you review......."

speek 74523
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"I made this today with using 1/2 the sugar and substituted 2 T of corn starch for the rest of the sugar. I free formed on parchment on a small cookie sheet so I could cut in squares. So delicious. Drizzled dark chocolate sparingly of each serving, Yummy!"

cakeladyjackie 81678
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"excellent, but I did add a drizzle of raspberry chambord right before serving. as my friend says, "this is a $10 dessert" thanks so much"

steph51581 128816
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Made this last night and it was surprisingly delicious. It was light, slightly eggy tasting and the strawberries were a perfect complement to the sweet torte. May have been slightly too-sweet, but an easy fix of cutting a little of the sugar next time. Also, it couldn't have been easier, a great no-fail recipe for company that you don't have to feel guilty for eating!"

RedRain 32189
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"This is a Pavola with the difference being the Schaum Torte is baked in a pan while the Pavlova is free-formed on a sheet of parchment paper. You make a well in the center of a Pavlova. When done and cooled, the Pavlova makes a stunning dessert filled with kiwi and strawberries w/whipped cream! Try this recipe as a Pavlova! It's easier!"

Rockamama 92115
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"I am diabetic and substituted Splenda for half of the sugar. Very light and delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"This is delicious. I couldn't wait to make it. It is so light and good it did NOT serve 10 people"

HolJen 97104
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"well, I meant cholesterol, sorry guys..."

HolJen 81270
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"Wonderful ~ thank you for sharing this recipe,a family treasure! It is also wonderful for cholosterol watching, all egg whites, just use fat free whipped cream. So yummy. Thanks again. ~Holly"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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