Forgotten Torte Recipe

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Forgotten Torte

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)


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

About this Recipe

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