Oma's Strawberry Cream Torte 

➤ by Gerhild Fulson

This impressive looking Strawberry Cream Torte, aka Erdbeercremetorte, came about one day as I played with two recipes to turn them into one. The result? The above awesomeness! I think you'll agree that it looks amazing, but let me tell you the taste.

Light. Refreshing. Super rich. Super deliciousness.

The recipe may look intimidating, but take it step-by-step and you'll soon realize this is really easy to make.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

Strawberry Cream Torte, made just like Oma!

There is a kitchen tool that make this torte (and others) so much easier. You'll need to use a 'cake ring' in order to build up the 'walls' of this torte. If you don't have one, use the ring from your springform pan, although it won't be quite as high. 

Looks difficult ... really isn't ...

This is one of those recipes that looks long and complicated. However, if you've made it once, you'll realize that it's really quite easy and rather quick to make. You just need to be organized and give yourself enough time to allow for the final chilling.

Super impressive and super easy! Strawberry Cream Torte.

Oma says,

This is one of those German cake recipes you'll keep for when company's coming. It looks so impressive and always brings 'oohs' and 'aahs' when you bring it to the table. Serve with some fresh berries and extra whipped cream on the side if you wish.

This recipe is a mix of two yummy cakes. Check out Lori's Erdbeer Joghurt Sahne Torte and my Käse-Sahne Torte. You'll see how I combined both of these into this Strawberry Torte recipe.

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Oma's Strawberry Cream Torte

This impressive looking Strawberry Cream Torte, aka Erdbeercremetorte, is one of those recipes that looks long and complicated. However, if you've made it once, you'll realize that it's really quite easy and rather quick to make. You just need to be organized and give yourself enough time to allow for the final chilling.

Prep Time

60 minutes

Bake Time

30 minutes

Total Time

90 minutes + wait time

Servings:

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 cups cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons apricot (or strawberry) jam, heated
  • 1½ pounds fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet red wine (optional)
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy (whipping) cream

Instructions:

Cake Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch springform pan.
  2. Beat eggs, sugar, and hot water together for about 10 to 15 minutes until frothy.
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder.
  4. Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  5. Gently pour dough into springform pan.
  6. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool on wire rack.

Filling & Assembly Instructions:

  1. Place the cake onto the serving platter. Brush with the heated apricot jam. Grease the cake ring with butter and place the ring around the cake.
  2. Slice enough strawberries and place around the edge of the cake ring (see photo). Set aside a nice strawberry for garnishing.
  3. Puree the remaining strawberries together with the sugar and wine (if using). You should have about 2 cups of pureed strawberries. Stir in the Greek yogurt.
  4. Place 4 tablespoons cold water into a small saucepan. Mix in gelatin powder and let sit about 10 minutes. 
  5. In the meantime, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  6. Slowly heat gelatin until liquid, stirring to dissolve. Once the powder has been totally dissolved, whisk in about ½ cup of the strawberry/yogurt mixture. 
  7. Using a whisk or mixer, immediately pour this gelatin mixture into the remaining strawberry/yogurt mixture, until fully incorporated.
  8. Fold whipped cream into yogurt/gelatin mixture. Spoon this filling onto cake and smooth the top.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
  10. Remove the ring and smooth the cream sides if needed.
  11. Slice the reserved strawberry in thin slices almost to its top (with the leaves). Fan out the slices and place on top of your cake.

Notes/Hints:

  • The cake keeps several days in the fridge.

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Strawberry Cream Torte, made just like Oma!

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Needing an easy, yet fabulous dessert? This Strawberry Cream Torte is THAT dessert that is one of the easiest torte recipes to make. And ... it tastes so light and fresh and WUNDERBAR!


Ingredients: strawberries, eggs, sugar, cake flour, baking powder, apricot jam, Greek yogurt, red wine, Knox gelatin, heavy (whipping) cream,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

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