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Remember the Summer Torte?

4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

Anyone else remember the wonderful recipe for Marion's Summer Torte? I make it often with various fresh fruits.

Question: has anyone tried adding a cheesecake or dollops of cream cheese to it? I have some gorgeous strawberries and was thinking cream cheese would be a wonderful addition to it.

And, in case anyone doesn't have the recipe, here it is:

Summer Torte

1 stick butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour, sifted

1 tsp. baking powder

2 eggs

Pinch of salt

Fruit of choice; sliced into wedges (I used about 7 plums. Peaches, nectarines, strawberries all work great and in combination)

Cinnamon sugar for top

Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream butter and add sugar. Beat well. Add eggs and beat. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to batter. Mix. Spoon globs to greased 9- or 10-inch springform. Use a knife to spread batter to cover entire pan. Arrange fruit on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (amount depends on the sweetness of the fruit). Bake for 45 minutes.

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