One of the most delicious tortes we’ve ever tried, this outstanding dessert is perfect for celebrations. Superb flavor in every bite. It decorates beautifully.

Strawberry Champagne Torte

Strawberry Champagne Torte
 
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Recipe type: Cakes
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Champagne
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 ounces gelatin
  • 1/2 Cup Champagne
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 pints fresh strawberries
  • 1 8-inch layer white cake
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan, combine 1 cup Champagne, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla bean and bring to a boil. Remove vanilla bean.
  2. Mix gelatin in 1/2 cup Champagne and set aside to soak.
  3. Temper egg yolks into Champagne mixture and cook until slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from heat, add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Let cool until luke warm.
  5. With electric mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into champagne mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. To assemble:
    Place a thin layer of cake in bottom of cake pan. Slice strawberries in half and place the cut side against the inside rim.
  7. Fill the center of the cake with whole berries, standing up. Pour the champagne filling over the berries until covered.
  8. Optionally, let chill then top with either a fondant icing or clear strawberry icing.
Notes
Shown here with strawberry fondant icing, decorated with sliced strawberries.

Chill for 3-4 hours. Un-mold and serve. Surround with fresh strawberries or chocolate dipped strawberries. Try alternating chocolate dipped strawberries using white, dark and milk chocolates.

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