Grandma's Heavenly Torte

Pat Duran


A purchased pound cake is split into 3 layers, then filled and frosted all over with a sweetened mixture of cream cheese, pumpkin, orange, spice and whipped cream.

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8-10 servings


25 Min


8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c
sifted powdered sugar, divided
1/2 c
solid canned pumpkin
1/4 tsp
each of cinnamon,nutmeg and ginger
1 tsp
grated orange rind
3/4 c
whipping cream
store bought pound cake
orange peel slivers for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese and 1 cup of the powdered sugar, mixing until well blended.
Stir in pumpkin, spices and grated orange rind.
In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating stiff. Fold into pumpkin mixture.
Split pound cake horizontally into 3 layers. Spread each layer with some of the pumpkin mixture, then stack. Frost sides with pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle orange slivers on top and refrigerate at least one hour before slicing to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids