Strawberry Custard Torte Recipe
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Strawberry Custard Torte Recipe

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"This elegant dessert is as beautiful as it is delicious," says Brenda Bodnar from Euclid, Ohio. "Not only is it ultra-easy to prepare, but it's a make-ahead recipe, so there's no last-minute fussing when company is coming."
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed and drained
  • Sliced fresh strawberries and mint leaves, optional


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Place half of the whipped topping in a large bowl; add strawberries. Cut each cake horizontally into two layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the strawberry mixture. Top with a second cake layer; spread with custard. Top with a third cake layer; spread with remaining strawberry mixture. Top with remaining cake layer and whipped topping. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with strawberries and mint if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Custard Torte in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p64

Sweet White Wine

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

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CakenGifts User ID: 9166983 266012
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"I made this cake,it was Fabulous!!!! My whole family enjoyed very much after eating it. Thanks for this amazing recipe……"

krindfleisch User ID: 1643865 246241
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"My frozen strawberries came in a 16 oz. container so I used almost all of the whipped topping for the filling and then topped it with sweetened whipped cream. Great recipe. Definitely a keeper!"

LillianHunter User ID: 7533628 204750
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"This was very simple and DELICIOUS!"

ohladybugfly User ID: 7090184 76466
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I love this recipe I use the filling in other recipe as well, but when I make this one I use white cake it so lite."

Toni Anderson User ID: 3311959 131003
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"I've been making this for several years now. It makes a very impressive presentation and tastes fantastic! The first time I made it, my brother-in-law ate 5 pieces in one afternoon! It's definitely a keeper!!"

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