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Schaum Strawberry Torte

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


  • 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


  • Place egg whites in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Serve with strawberries and whipped cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 206 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • karington74
    Jun 16, 2020

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  • Nancy
    Jan 5, 2020

    This turned out perfect! My other recipe from my aunt had 3 cups of sugar! I also added cream of tarter. Whipped up fast!

  • germanycook
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • tennischeney
    Jun 10, 2013

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  • AiramA
    Apr 28, 2013

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  • pjtbears
    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
    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.