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Party Meringue Cake (Blits Torte)

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 2
  Sifted cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Slivered blanched almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sweetened halved strawberries/Drained thawed frozen berries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (fresh)
Directions

Cream shortening; gradually add 1/2 CUP sugar and vanilla, creaming till fluffy.
Beat in egg yolks.
Sift together flour, baking pow-der, and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture, beating after each addition.
Pour into 2 paper lined 8x1 1/2 inch round pans.
Beat egg whites till frothy; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and beat till stiff peaks form.
Spread evenly over cake batter; sprinkle with almonds.
Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.
Cool in pans 10 min-utes; remove, cool thoroughly.
Spread strawberries between layers (meringue side up).
Serve with whipped cream and extra sweetened strawberries.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Party

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