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This beautiful swirled torte is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2157



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  • Momswan1
    6 APR, 2014
    I made the sponge cake as written, it behaved beautifully. I took liberty with the frost/filling recipe. I needed it to stand up to being made the day ahead, I was afraid the whipped cream alone would not hold up. I mixed 8 ounces of cream cheese with 1/4 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. I made the filling recommend here and incorporated the cream cheese mix. I then split that in half , mixing in 1 cup of pureed berries for the filling. This worked really well. Filled w/ more sliced berries.
    • MS10707126
      9 JAN, 2019
      You are a woman (or man) wise beyond your years. You're absolutely correct, the whipped cream frosting would not have made it in a decent condition to the next day. You were very wise to switch frosting recipes to one more stable and I'm sure just as delicious. That was a good game plan.
  • ALR10688206DW
    4 JUL, 2018
    It smelled like scrambled eggs while baking. Next time I will reduce the eggs by 2 and put in more vanilla. Also, I would not mix the berries into the whipped cream, but instead sprinkle them onto the cream just before rolling it up. I think they got too bruised while mixing them in and gave up too much juice which made the cream softer. It was beautiful and impressive looking. I really didn't like the egg smell.
    • MS10707126
      9 JAN, 2019
      You know, I have to say, in all of my baking life, which is a few years over 50, I think I can honestly say I have NEVER heard that about a cake baking. I TRULY do not think a cake with eggs can possibly smell like scrambled eggs while baking. I have a feeling something else was going on at the time. What, I haven't a clue. I don't even think a casserole of eggs baking smells like scrambled eggs. This is truly unique. But, when I once made a casserole that contained Frito Corn Chips in it, it smells so badly like stinky feet to me it almost made me gag and get sick. The only difference is, I've heard the same thing from others about Frito corn chips smelling the same way to them and that was without them baking in a casserole. Sadly, I couldn't even touch the thing and the entire thing went in the rubbish bin. The worst of it was, the recipe was from a church cookbook and the recipe submitted by one of the pastor's wives, a woman who was an excellent cook by the way. So obviously for other people it is quite delicious, just not for me.
  • debbie2003
    24 FEB, 2013
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  • CiaNahac
    12 MAR, 2011
    If your jelly roll is sticking to the towel, USE MORE CONFECTIONERS SUGAR. Nobody wants to eat raw flour in or on their jellyroll!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • peterswife
    7 JUL, 2010
    I added a 3 oz package of strawberry gelatin to the whipping cream mixture. It added color and sweetness to this delicious twist on traditional strawberry shortcake. The cake was a little bit sticky, so i would also recommend using flour instead of sugar. Great recipe!
  • carrollien
    23 APR, 2010
    I am a beginner, and yet this torte turned out great. Dusting it with a confectioner's sugar has made it wet and sticky on the outside. If you live in a humid country like me, try to sieve some flour over the cake skin instead. Good luck!
  • mariaramos
    25 MAY, 2008
    i used to make this torte years ago but with a mix of fruits and nuts you should try it. its good!!!
  • Zemerplatin
    6 APR, 2008
    I made this torte for the first time today. Very light and tasty. I have one suggestion though. If your strawberries aren't very sweet, I recommend adding an additional 2 or 3 Tablespoons of powdered sugar to the whipping cream
  • scu
    12 JAN, 2008

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