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forgotten torte

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nancy Beckham
Pittsburgh, PA

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 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For forgotten torte

  • 6
    egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1
    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

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