Strawberry Torte

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  • Yield: 8 servings

"This recipe was given to me by a co-worker many years ago. It became a family favorite, especially for my son."

Ingredients

Cake:
1/2cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2cup sugar
4 egg yolks, beaten
4tablespoons milk
1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, flour
1teaspoon baking powder
Topping:
4 egg whites
1cup sugar
1/8teaspoon cream of tartar
pinch of salt
2cups cup sliced fresh strawberries
2cups sweetened whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix shortening and sugar with an electric mixer. Blend in egg yolks, milk, flour and baking powder. Spread over bottoms of pans.
  3. For the topping, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add sugar, cream of tartar and salt; beat until thick and glassy. Spread over cake layers.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and then remove to plates. When completely cool, arrange strawberries over the egg-white topping side of one layer. Top with second layer, with the egg-white topping side down. Spread whipped cream on top.

Linda Robinson, Jamaica, Vt.

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