Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Maple Walnut Apple Meringue Torte


This cake has a crispy topping of meringue and with a bit of apple in the batter, it is moist and satisfying.

It is essentially a Blitz Torte but I've added some apple and maple flavouring. . .

Leave out the apple and use vanilla instead of Maple and the cake will have a bit of a different flavour.

I've adapted the

recipe from the Dessert Book of the Company's Coming Series. . by Jean Pare.

You can use purchased pudding or make a packet of Vanilla pudding if you want to save some time. It should be the cooked version if you purchase a packet.




Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup milk. .. 5 tbsp. if leaving the apple out
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Flavouring or Vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts. . I used FRESH Walnuts. . make sure you taste the nut for freshness

Filling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or maple flavouring

1 cup whipping cream for garnishing the sides of the cake

  1. Cream butter and the 3/4 cup sugar.

  2. Beat in egg yolks and milk.

  3. Stir in flour, baking powder and flavouring.

  4. Add the apple.

  5. Spread into 2 parchment lined 9 inch cake pans that you then spray with Pam or butter.

  6. Set aside while you make the meringue

  7. Beat the egg whites in a glass or metal bowl that is freshly washed.

  8. Gradually add the 1/2 cup sugar

  9. Beat until stiff peaks form and then fold in the finely chopped nuts with a spatula

  10. Spread over the batter in the pans.

  11. Bake at 325 F for 40 minutes.

While the cake is baking make the filling.



  1. Blend the sugar and cornstarch and salt in a microwave safe bowl.

  2. Combine the egg yolks and milk in a small bowl.

  3. Add the egg yolk, milk mixture to the sugar and cornstarch.

  4. Cook one minute at a time on high in the microwave, stirring after each minute.

  5. Cook until it is bubbly. .

  6. Add the flavouring.

  7. Allow to cool covered with plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding, in the refrigerator.

Once the cake and the filling are both cool, put down the first cake layer, meringue up, top with the filling and cover with the second cake layer.


Beat the whipping cream with a tablespoon or two of sugar, and I use whipping cream stabilizer if the torte won't be eaten the same day. Spread on the sides of the cake, or put a dollop of whipping cream on each slice as you serve it.


This cake can be made a day ahead. . .

12 comments:

  1. This looks wayyyy too good! When's the next time I'm having company . .. maybe tomorrow? That means I can make this today?

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  2. Mmmmm...that looks wonderful! I'm just trying to figure out when I am going to bake all these yummy recipes.

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  3. What a wonderful looking Torte...

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  4. oh my gooooooodness. Lovella. I am right there...start the coffee. Good grief...will you be a visiting regular at my dream B&B?!!! Yikes...that is too good a cake to eat!

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  5. by my last comment...I mean a regular contributor...guest chef...you name it...any price...that looks good Lovella. I could use that kind of PR when the time comes...featured guest chef...Lovella!!!!!!

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  6. I add my sentiments..what a yummy looking dessert, Lovella.
    Wouldn't that be fun to be a featured guest chef at Trish's B&B?
    I'm with Judy..when will I be baking all these great recipes??

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  7. I want some cake now. It looks so delicious.

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  8. Yummm!!!! All of your recipes look awesome! I am sure going to try some of them soon!

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  9. I grew up in Abbotsford and had many good Mennonite friends and you girls can sure cook!!!! I love this site and have made quite a few recipes and have tons I want to try! Just wanted to say thanks and keep the good recipes coming!

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  10. This cake looks fantastic! Perfect for fall!

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  11. I made this yesterday and it was easy, beautiful and delicous!

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  12. This was so yummy the first time I made it I'm making it again tomorrow for a birthday celebration.

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