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Berry blitz torte

A berry blitz torte is a delicious treat that has an easy to make filling. The filling is made in the same manner as homemade custard or vanilla pudding, and can be used in place of the sliced almonds. You can also use fresh fruit, if desired. You can also substitute chopped walnuts for the almonds. If you don't have fresh fruit on hand, you can substitute whipped cream filling with chopped walnuts.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 1 8-inch
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pastry Cream

  • 480 ml 2 cups milk
  • 110 grams 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 37 grams 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks large
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 120 ml 1/2 cup milk

Cake

  • 113 grams 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 110 grams 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 120 grams 1 cup flour

Meringue

  • 4 egg whites large
  • 165 grams 3/4 cup sugar
  • Toppings
  • 50 grams almonds sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 250 grams berries ex. strawberries, blue berries

Instructions
 

For the Pastry Cream

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the 2 cups of milk, sugar, and salt until sugar has dissolved.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cornstarch, egg yolks, egg, and 1 cup milk. Add a few tablespoons of the hot milk mixture and whisk vigorously.
  • Combine the egg yolk mixture and the milk mixture. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly. Remove from heat once the mixture has thickened. Add in the vanilla.
  • Transfer to a bowl and cover with a buttered plastic wrap, pressing it closely over the top of the filling to avoid a skin being formed.

For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Lightly grease 2 8-inch pans.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, salt, and egg yolks until well combined. Beat in the vanilla, milk, baking powder, and flour. The batter will be stiff.
  • Divide the batter into 2 and spread over the prepared pans. Set aside.

For the Meringue

  • Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until smooth and glossy, but not too stiff.
  • Spread the meringue over the cake batter.
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the meringue with almond slices and dust with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Baking and assembling the cake
  • Bake the cakes for 30 minutes. The meringue will puff up in the oven but will settle down once the cakes are removed from the oven.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool for 15 minutes.
  • Loosen the edges of the cake. Place a plate or a large spatula over the top of the cake and carefully invert the cake pan. Flip it again and transfer onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • Remove the pastry cream from the fridge and lightly stir. Prepare the berries to be used.
  • Transfer one of the cakes to a large plate, meringue side up. Spread the pastry cream filling and top it with the berries. Top it with the second cake layer, meringue side up.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time.

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Notes

This recipe is a great option for a holiday or brunch celebration. 
Keyword torte