Forgotten Torte

Forgotten Torte Recipe

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Nancy Beckham


My mother-in-law gave me this recipe years ago and its a great dessert and so easy. This recipe cooks in the oven overnight! Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day dinner or any special occasion!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


egg whites
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
almond extract
red food coloring drops (change color for holiday seasons)
1 pkg
fresh or frozen raspberries or strawberries
1 c
heavy whipping cream or cool whip
fresh mint leaves (opt)

How to Make Forgotten Torte


  • 1About two hours before the overnight baking, place 6 egg whites in a large bowl and let stand to reach room temperature.
  • 2Heat oven to 450. Butter only the bottom of 9" tube pan.
  • 3When eggs have reached room temp add cream of tartar and salt. Beat with mixer until egg whites are foamy.
  • 4Gradually add sugar, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 5Add vanilla and almond extract and a few small drops of red food coloring. Continue beating until meringue forms stiff glossy peaks.
  • 6Spread mixture evenly in tube pan or bundt pan.
  • 7Place tube or bundt pan in pre-heated oven. TURN OFF HEAT IMMEDIATELY. Let stand in oven overnight. Next morning loosen edge of torte with a sharp thin knife and turn onto platter. Torte will settle a bit.
  • 8To serve, frost torte with whipped heavy cream or cool whip. Top with raspberries or strawberries. I usually use raspberries and add fresh mint leaves

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About Forgotten Torte

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American