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Cranberry Cream Cheese Torte

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Ingredients
For cranberry filling
  Cranberries 12 Ounce (1 Package, Fresh Or Frozen)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
For cake
  Cornstarch 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Eggs 5 Large, separated
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
For cream-cheese filling
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, softened
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Light rum 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
Cranberry Filling
1) In a saucepan, place together cranberries, 1 cup sugar, water and 1 teaspoon lemon peel.
2) Heat the cranberry mixture to a boil.
3) Simmer for 10 minutes and leave aside to cool.
Cream-Cheese Filling
4) In a bowl, using a beater, beat together cheese, butter or margarine, sugar, lemon juice and peel, flavouring and candied peel until smooth.

MAKING
Cake
5) Lightly grease the inside of 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-by-1-inch jelly-roll pan and line with waxed paper.
6) In a bowl, blend together cornstarch and flour until well mixed.
7) In a mixer bowl, using a beater, beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks forms.
8) While still beating, slowly mix in 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time; beat until stiff peaks form.
9)) Preheat the oven to 375F.
10) In a small mixer bowl, using the same beaters, beat egg yolks and 1 teaspoon vanilla until thick and lemon-colored.
11) Stream the yolk mixture over whites and gently fold in the cornstarch mixture, using rubber spatula, until well mixed.
12) Smear the batter evenly in prepared pan.
14) Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until top is golden.
15) Remove from the oven and allow to cool in pan over wire rack for 30 minutes.
16) Take the cake out from the pan, peel and discard waxed paper.

FINALIZING
17) Slice the cake into four rectangles of 10-by-3 3/4-inch.
18) Apply each cake layer with rum using brush.
19) Arrange in layers, rum side up, over a serving platter; smear with half of Cream-Cheese Filling.
20) Layer with another cake layer and spread with half of Cranberry Filling.
21) Repeat with remaining cake layers and fillings.

SERVING
22) Garnish with candied lemon peel if desired and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cranberry
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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