Strawberry Cheesecake Torte Recipe

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Strawberry Cheesecake Torte Recipe
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Strawberry Cheesecake Torte Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) one-step 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 peel

Directions

Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with ungreased parchment paper. 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 paper; cool completely.
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.
In a bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and lemon juice. Add whipped topping and pudding mix; whisk well. Reserve 1 cup. Place remaining pudding mixture in a pastry bag with a large star tip.
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 with second cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer. Pipe pudding mixture along top edges. Fill center with fruit. Sprinkle with lemon peel. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Cheesecake Torte in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 284 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 1 package (16 ounces) one-step 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 peel
  1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with ungreased parchment paper. 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 paper; 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. Add whipped topping and pudding mix; whisk well. Reserve 1 cup. Place remaining pudding mixture in a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  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 with second cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer. Pipe pudding mixture along top edges. Fill center with fruit. Sprinkle with lemon peel. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Cheesecake Torte in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p37

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Denco24 User ID: 6689112 126085
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"I've made this cake several tiimes and it always gets rave reviews and requests to make it again. It is the perfect dessert on a warm summer day. It is much easier to make than what I thought it would be. With a little practice, the piped frosting even looked terrific. (I'm not very experienced with piping icing!) The suggestion of making it into a sheet cake is appealing and something I'd like to try."

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Denco24 User ID: 6689112 38783
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"I've made this cake several tiimes and it always gets rave reviews and requests to make it again. It is the perfect dessert on a warm summer day. It is much easier to make than what I thought it would be. With a little practice, the piped frosting even looked terrific. (I'm not very experienced with piping icing!) The suggestion of making it into a sheet cake is appealing and something I'd like to try."

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camile923 User ID: 5428719 118668
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Very good!!!"

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michelle4773 User ID: 5599211 126082
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I had this recipe at a baby shower and craved it for weeks after! I am going to make this recipe for my family next week. Thanks for posting it for us!!!!!!!!"

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[email protected] User ID: 819007 46172
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"This is soooo good! I used vanilla pudding mix (not cheesecake); took it to a ladies' group & received rave reviews as well as requests for the recipe. Very light dessert."

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mignmar User ID: 2964548 126066
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"My cake came out mis-shapen because of the parchment paper."

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jcwilson User ID: 3420598 53936
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2008

"This is an excellent dessert that I've made several times. The original recipe is from Pampered Chef in 2001. When I make it, I don't layer it...it's much easier and it serves twice as many people. Just follow the directions as is but do it as one layer. I always get rave reviews!"

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RD2Cook User ID: 1012768 46171
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2008

"This yummy torte is so light and refreshing, it's like a taste of summer!"

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