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Easy Blitz Torte Recipe-Lightening Fast Cake with Cream and Fruit

Easy Blitz Torte Recipe-Lightening Fast Cake with Cream and Fruit

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The Blitz Torte recipe came to me from my Tante Anne. To me it is summer in Germany. Sweet fruit and a  whipped cream filling, sandwiched between two layers of meringue and almond topped Cake. It looks special… tastes wonderful and light.. and despite looking “fancy”, it’s actually not that difficult to make. It’s perfect for a Kaffeeklatsch. And it certainly lives up to its name… it’s LIGHTENING FAST to make!

easy blitz torte recipe

I’ve given the recipe with the German Measurements with some German Ingredients, so I translated that for the American Kitchen. You will find both ways of measuring in the recipe. Don’t be intimidated. It may seem like a LOT, but all techniques are fairly straight forward… and I’ve included boatloads of photos. Just go step by step… you’ll be fine. Make it for yourself or for company. Either way, it’s a hit, and will leave a lasting memory.

easy blitz torte

Note- I made this particular cake with fresh raspberries and boysenberries, but you can mix things up, and use other berries or cherries. In Germany, I have eaten this cake with Gooseberries, but I have yet to find decent Gooseberries in here in California. I found some canned ones once, but they were…. old and yucky? It’s also a delicious cake with if you use a Cherry Filling. (Trader Joes sells Morello Cherries).

easy blitz torte recipe
Note- To make the Whipped Cream hold its form, German bakers use a product called Sahnesteif or Whip It as a stabilizer. It’s not essential, but it does hold the cream together. According to Nadia at Spoonfuls of Germany, you have two good options to thicken the cream (if you don’t plan to finish the cake right away, and want it to hold up) 1. Add a small amount of dissolved jello powder to the whipped cream like she does for the Black Forest Cake in her cookbook, or 2. cook the fruit with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, which she does,  then fold the cooled mixture into the whipped cream, it works well.

Easy Blitz Torte Recipe

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Step by Step Photos…..

Get the batter spread out in the 2 Spring Form Pans.

blitz torte recipe

It’s a bit tricky, because it sticks. I found it easier to butter up my hand
and use my palm to get the dough spread.

Blitz torte recipe

Put the Whipped Meringue on Top of the Cake Batter.

blitz torte recipe

Sprinkle Nuts over Meringue

You can leave off the Almonds if you don’t care for them

You want to sprinkle Almonds on both layers.

blitz torte recipe

 

Then Bake!!!

blitz torte recipe

 

Put Fruit on the bottom Layer

I usually chose the prettier Meringue base to go on top. One is always prettier…
blitz torte recipe

Cover Fruit with Whipped Cream

Spread the Whipped Cream over the Berries… go to the edge.

blitz torte recipe

Then Lay the top on top of Whipped Cream

blitz torte recipe

Slice down through the carefully for a pretty slice

blitz torte

YUM

blitz torte

Comment(1)

  1. Das wird nächstens ausprobiert. Ich kaufe sour Kirschen oder Stachelbeeren in der Commissary im Glass aber ich habe sie auch im Supermarkt in Dosen gesehen. Vielen Dank für das Rezept. Ich werde es mit einem Tortenboden versuchen, das Zusammensetzen ist wirklich einfach.

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