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Strawberry Cheesecake Torte Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Torte Recipe

After I tasted this dessert at a party, a friend shared the recipe. It originally called for pound cake...and I decided to lighten it up by substituting angel food. The result was this delicious light torte. —Kathy Martinez of Tucson, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Directions

  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with ungreased parchment paper. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 24-26 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Sprinkle sugar over a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Immediately invert cake onto baking sheet. Gently peel off parchment paper; cool completely.
  • 2. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in jam until melted. With a fork, poke cake at 1/2-in. intervals. Brush with gelatin mixture; chill for 10 minutes.
  • 3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and lemon juice until smooth. Beat in whipped topping and pudding mix. Reserve 1 cup. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert a large star tip. Fill the bag with pudding mixture.
  • 4. Trim edges of cake. Cut widthwise into three equal rectangles; place one on serving plate. Spread 1/2 cup reserved pudding mixture in center. Pipe pudding mixture around top edge of cake. Repeat layer. Top with third cake layer. Pipe pudding mixture along top edges. Fill center with fruit. Sprinkle with lemon peel. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 284 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .

Reviews for Strawberry Cheesecake Torte

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Denco24
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"I've made this cake several tiimes and it always gets rave reviews and requests to make it again. It is the perfect dessert on a warm summer day. It is much easier to make than what I thought it would be. With a little practice, the piped frosting even looked terrific. (I'm not very experienced with piping icing!) The suggestion of making it into a sheet cake is appealing and something I'd like to try."

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Denco24
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"I've made this cake several tiimes and it always gets rave reviews and requests to make it again. It is the perfect dessert on a warm summer day. It is much easier to make than what I thought it would be. With a little practice, the piped frosting even looked terrific. (I'm not very experienced with piping icing!) The suggestion of making it into a sheet cake is appealing and something I'd like to try."

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camile923
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Very good!!!"

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michelle4773
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I had this recipe at a baby shower and craved it for weeks after! I am going to make this recipe for my family next week. Thanks for posting it for us!!!!!!!!"

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donnainco@aol.com
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"This is soooo good! I used vanilla pudding mix (not cheesecake); took it to a ladies' group & received rave reviews as well as requests for the recipe. Very light dessert."

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mignmar
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"My cake came out mis-shapen because of the parchment paper."

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jcwilson
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2008

"This is an excellent dessert that I've made several times. The original recipe is from Pampered Chef in 2001. When I make it, I don't layer it...it's much easier and it serves twice as many people. Just follow the directions as is but do it as one layer. I always get rave reviews!"

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RD2Cook
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2008

"This yummy torte is so light and refreshing, it's like a taste of summer!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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