Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fruit Torte Sheet Cake

With fresh fruit readily available at this time of year...here is a fairly simple way to prepare a fresh fruit torte for a large group. I was given this recipe by my friend Wendy several decades ago...and have prepared it just as it is many times.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Fresh Fruit (peaches, blackberries and raspberries...or add strawberries, blueberries and kiwi)
  • glaze
  • whipping cream

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups fruit juice (peach, pineapple, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Method:

  • Mix cake according to directions; spread in sheet cake sized pan (lined with parchment paper) and bake for 15 minutes. Cool. Remove from pan.
  • Prepare glaze by combining ingredients and microwaving on Medium/High until thickened and clear...stirring every minute. Cool.
  • Spread half of glaze on base.
  • Arrange sliced fruit on glaze-topped cake.
  • Spread with remaining glaze.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Serve with whipped cream.


    Optional Method #2 :
    When making fruit flans in round pans, I always add a custard layer...and so I decided to use the same custard as a base for the fruit on the sheet cake. Spread custard over sheet cake...top with fruit...spread with glaze...decorate as desired.

    Custard:
  • 1 package vanilla pudding and pie filling (3 1/4 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 500 ml. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Method:

  1. Cook vanilla pudding according to directions.
  2. Cool slightly, then beat in softened cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Fold in whipped cream.

    This custard is enough for two fruit flans...it stores well in the freezer.


Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. This looks just fabulous!!! Wondeful accompanying photos...Great job!

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  2. This cake is perfect for birthdays or showers. I love the added layer of custard. . .that little detail put it on my list to make.
    It looks so pretty too.

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  3. This looks so scrumpcious! I LOVE your blogg..very inspiring! I have been blogging since last Christmas, at the insistance of my daughters, and I just love it! I live in So. Central Utah, red rock country. Utah is filled with great cooks too, I'll enjoy your blog very much. Come say hi on mine if you'd like...
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  4. this looks like the taste of summer is still hanging on.
    it looks very scrumptious.

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  5. Now HERE'S a low cholesterol recipe!! Thanks!

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  6. I got to sample this...(I mean actually eat a whole peace to myself) You won't want to miss this recipe. It goes over great with a large crowd.

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  7. Wowsa...how did I miss this one? Terrific! Oh my it looks better than any I have ever seen in a bakery. You are sooooo talented you MGCC women!!!

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  8. I'm so glad you post this recipe, as I've never eaten fruit cakes. I definitely would like to try.

    Charmaine Smith (Kiwi fruit Green & Gold)

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