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Boden Torte/ Fruit Flan

There are two recipes I really like to use, but this time I made my mom's recipe. The dough is like a soft cookie dough and doesn't get soggy with the fruit. I will post the other one sometime so you can decide which you would prefer, but the picture is of this recipe.

Cake Base:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla or omit and use one package vanilla sugar, by Dr Oetker
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour sifted with
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  1. Beat butter and sugar together till white and creamy
  2.  Add egg and beat till mixed in. 
  3. Fold in flour and baking powder.
  4.  Add milk and mix until it holds together in a ball. 
  5. Press dough into a well-greased Boden torte pan.
  6. Wet your hands with a little water to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
  7. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Fill with a variety of fruit and whipped cream, (my personal favourite is simply canned peaches and whipped cream)

  1. Take 1/2 cup of the fruit syrup if using canned. 
  2. Bring it to a boil over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water, cook it until it is clear, and the raw cornstarch flavour disappears approximately 2 minutes. Cool slightly and spread over fruit.
  3. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and you have a lovely little dessert. Quick and easy.
If using fresh fruit I use a commercial glaze by Dr Oetker and follow package directions.


  1. That looks delicious! Love the variety of fruit. Yum!

  2. I just bought local strawberries yesterday and this would be perfect for strawberry shortcake! Thanks! Love the beautiful quote, too!

  3. OH this brings back many memories for me Charlotte. . my mom often made this torte with cherries. . .I was just looking at the pan the other day. . and now. . I just have to make it. .and your cake recipe looks fantastic, I'll have to compare it with hers.. ..maybe we'll get the third version .. smile.

  4. Oh my goodness. Amazing. You know what is funny...I was just going through my cupboards and found this torte pan mom gave me and I (don't laugh) but I do I use this for anyway! Grin...NOW I know

  5. I've been looking for that original Boden Torte. That's such a delightful cake to make during summer with all the fresh fruits.

  6. I too found my torte pan the other day..and now I have the recipe to try. Thanks Char!

  7. Charlotte, I love Bodentorte! The one my Mom made was a thinner,cake like dough. (Let's see how many varieties we can post here.) Your pictures make me want to make one soon. Peaches is also one of my favorite, even though the multicolored looks pretty.

  8. Looks yummy, Charlotte...but I'll have to enjoy 'boden torte' alsewhere since I don't have a pan.

  9. Charlotte! This looks like art! I want some... :0)

  10. Charlotte, my Mom made this and I loved it. She would usually use canned cherry pie filling. With summer just around the corner, fresh fruit is the best choice. Kathy

  11. You have some fabulous recipes here! I will have to look for one of those pans - this looks delicous. Thank you!

  12. Do any of you ladies know where to get a raised flan pan in the Abby area? We're excited to make this after having it at your class at Lepp's last night :o)

  13. I would call some kitchen stores. There is one in Fort Langley that has a large assortment of cake pans. I just saw a Zenker flan pan that looks very much like the one I have, on for $5.75
    Thank you for coming to the class!


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