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Berries & Cream Torte

It's so easy to see why this fruity dessert always impresses dinner guests. I sometimes substitute the berries with sliced bananas.—Tina Sawchuk, Ardmore, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or greased aluminum foil; draw a 9-3/4-in. circle on each. Spoon a fourth of the batter onto each circle; spread evenly with a spoon to within 1/4 in. of edge. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Combine the sugar, confectioner's sugar and cornstarch. In a large bowl, beat cream and sugar mixture until stiff peaks form. To assemble, place 1 cookie layer on a large serving plate. Top with 1-1/2 cups whipped cream mixture and 2 cups of mixed berries. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cookie layer and whipped cream mixture. Arrange remaining berries on top. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 572 calories, 39g fat (23g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • omahataxidriver
    Apr 25, 2020

    This is so beautiful and easy to make. I did taste the corn starch so next time I will omit it from the whipped cream. Everyone was impressed with it!

  • msgrny
    Jul 10, 2018

    This does not appear to have enough cookie layers for the recipe. One cookie each on 2 pans does not equil 4. Does the recipe need to be doubled?

  • tweety1216
    Aug 8, 2010

    Also, because there is so much cream, I put an extra layer of cream on top of the berries before the next layer of cookie. It holds it together better and softens the cookie just enough so it won't crumble.

  • tweety1216
    Aug 8, 2010

    I used a 9 inch round cake pan so all the cookie layers were exactly the same size. It was a hit for our company cookout :)

  • greeno86
    Jun 28, 2010

    We sliced with a serated knife with no problems at all.

  • greeno86
    Jun 28, 2010

    I have made this recipe twice and both times brought rave reviews and many requests for the recipe. it is easy to make, beeutiful to look at and tasty too. Can't beat that.

  • gingera
    Jun 24, 2010

    How do you cut it without it crumbling? It is beautiful and I'm sure it tastes great.