- 1 readymade vanilla sponge cake
- 1 kilo strawberries, washed and stems removed
- 2 tablespoons cognac
- 660 g heavy cream
- 300 g cream cheese, at room temperature
- 250 g granulated sugar, divided into 125 g and 125 g
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract or 3 packets of vanilla powder
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The delicate taste lingers in your mouth for hours and has you craving more of this light, juicy dessert that holds spring and summer in each bite…
Enjoy a piece of this torte in the afternoon… lay back…. and dream….
For the strawberries
- Cut half of the strawberries in half and set them aside to be used to decorate the torte. Cut the other half into 4 pieces.
- Add them to a wide pan along with the 125 g of sugar and the cognac. Cook them over high heat. At first they will release a lot of liquid, but it will soon reduce. You want to get a good amount of syrup, not a watery syrup. This should take about 5 minutes over high heat. When ready, remove from heat.
- Add the salt and stir. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate to chill.
For the cream
- Beat the cream cheese along with the remaining 125 g of sugar and vanilla in a mixer. Use the paddle attachment and beat until fluffy.
- Switch to the whisk attachment, lower the speed and add the heavy cream. Scrape down the sides of the mixer’s bowl with a spatula when necessary. Turn up the speed and beat until the mixture thickens.
- Refrigerate until needed.
- Place the first layer of sponge cake on a serving platter. Add the strawberries saved to decorate. Place them all the way around the edge of the cake, cut side down, one next to the other. Add a half of the cooked strawberries and cover with 1/3 of the cream.
- Place the next layer of sponge cake on top. Add the rest of the decorative strawberries all around the edge as you did before. Add the rest of the cooked strawberries and cover with another 1/3 of cream.
- Place the last layer of sponge cake on top. Top with the remaining cream and decorate with strawberries.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.