Schaum Strawberry Torte Recipe
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Schaum Strawberry Torte Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Strawberry Schaum Torte in Reminisce November/December 2001, p49

Sweet White Wine

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

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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."

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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."

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"."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"recommended by Jacob :)"

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."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

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

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