Strawberry Cheesecake Torte

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Mar. 30, 2023
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
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  • 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 zest


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with ungreased parchment. 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; 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 zest. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 287 calories, 6g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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