Strawberry & cinnamon torte

Strawberry & cinnamon torte

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(63 ratings)

Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins - 1 hr, 30 mins

Easy

Serves 6 - 8
Just blitz and bake to produce this fruity dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal491
  • fat32g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.68g
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Ingredients

  • 175g ground almond
  • 175g butter softened
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  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk
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  • 450g strawberry, hulled and sliced
    Strawberries

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  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • whipped double cream mixed with Greek yogurt (half and half is good), to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas4/ fan 160C. Line the base of a loose-bottomed 23cm cake tin with greaseproof paper and butter the sides.

  2. Mix almonds, butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon, egg and egg yolk in a food processor just until the ingredients are evenly combined.

  3. Spread half the mixture over the base of the tin in a smooth layer with no gaps – easiest to do this with two forks. Lay the sliced strawberries on top. Add the remaining cake mixture and spread it as best you can, but don’t worry if a few strawberries peep through.

  4. Bake for 1 hour (it may need an extra 5 minutes), but check after 40 minutes – if it is getting too brown, cover loosely with foil. The torte should be slightly risen and dark golden brown when cooked.

  5. Cool in the tin slightly, then loosen the edges with a knife and remove from the tin. Slide the torte onto a plate and sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar. Serve warm or cold, in wedges with dollops of cream and Greek yogurt.

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Comments (72)

millyriley's picture
5

so simple - what a great way to use up a glut of strawberries!

blueone1's picture
5

I thought this was going to be a disaster but it was beautiful! I love cinnamon so I added two teaspoons and it was just about right for me.

markinessex's picture
5

An easy to cook dessert with very pleasing results. My guests were so impressed they asked for the recipe. I will be cooking this one again.

mightybush's picture

Followed this recipe to the letter but it turned out more like crumble. Needed at least another 20 minutes cooking time too and was really too moist. Strawberries used were not overripe either so not sure why.

ddstar's picture

has anybody tried freezing this or does the fruit make it less than successful ?

pillet's picture
5

what a fantastic dish, so yummy mmmmmmm!

coen83's picture
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Pretty good, did go a bit soggy on day 2. Boyfriend loved it though

ranya1970's picture
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Very good cake. Made it with redcurrants, was lovely.

cherylle's picture

I love this and make it throughout the strawberry season. Always a hit when entertaining and I can rely on it coming out perfectly every time. Freezes well too. Tip - best to just wipe the berries with kitchen paper and not to wash them to prevent the dessert getting too wet.

eliraud's picture

This was utterly scrumptious and a great way to use strawberries. However it is equally delicious outside the strawberry season if you replace the fruit with ready to eat prunes, slightly moistened with a couple of tablespoons of water or armagnac and left to soak before layering in the cake! It freezes beautifully which is fortunate or my husband would eat the lot!

gervais's picture
5

Made this numerous times and it always turns out brilliantly. I too increase the amount of cinnamon and agree that it is a great way to use up less perfect strawberries.

scotlass's picture
5

So easy to make and yet still taste great!! Genius recipe.

louise81's picture
5

very good and easy to make. excellent when served with strawberry and kiwi salad. ice cream would also be a treat.

cawinfield's picture
5

Perfect every time. Even more wonderful with raspberries. It's so easy to make. Then the cake just melts in your mouth and everyone thinks you're a genius!

stevenandrews's picture
5

Fantastic and really easy to make. Lasted us 3 meals; straight out of oven for dinner, next day for a picnic (did go slightly soggy) and later chilled from fridge. All delicious.

sw77's picture
5

Made with black cherries and left out the cinnamon. Very easy to make and worked out picture perfect!

runnyeyes's picture
5

Just excellent.

sylvia's picture
5

Fantastic, lovely and easy to make and very very yummy. Didn't last long and have already been asked to make another.

teessiderang's picture
5

My favourite strawberry recipe ever! Has been a family favourite since it was published, everybody loves it. Was first made for my sisters 25th wedding anniversary in 2002 and has been made many times since.

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