Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chocolate Cranberry and White Chocolate Meringue Torte

1898

We enjoyed this dessert when our gourmet group met the first of the month.  I had forgotten my camera so the cell phone picture has to suffice....sorry.  I had promised some friends that I would post the recipe for this delicious torte and am finally doing it!

After reading you will ask, "What is Mauf Cream?"  Good question.   I think it is a type of whipping cream...I tried to look it up and what I found was an reference to an 1898 newspaper...or there was supposed to be mention of it in the newspaper...I searched and didn't find the reference..but I can say that it is easy to get distracted reading all the advertisements.  They were really funny.  So what is Mauf Cream?  I don't know but Smart and Final carries it!  Substituting regular whipped cream would be fine, too.

Chocolate Cranberry and 
White Chocolate Meringue Torte

6 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups dried cranberries
2 cups white chocolate chips

Frosting
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Mauf Cream (Smart and Final)
Whipped cream

Whip 6 egg whites until stiff.  Add 1 cup of sugar slowly and beat for 5 minutes.  Set aside.

In a food processor, add rolled oats, and 1/2 cup walnuts.  Process until powder-like, and add dried cranberries.  Continue processing for about 1 minute.

Add meringue and 2 cups white chocolate chips.

Turn into greased springform pan and bake  at 350° F. for 45 minutes until set.  Let cool completely.

For frosting:
Combine 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips to 1 cup Mauf Cream.  Heat just until chips are melted.  Pour over cake while it is still in springform  pan and refrigerate.  To remove, run a sharp knife along the inside edge of pan.  Frost sides with whipped cream.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


This was quite tasty!  I would love to credit the original source but the recipe came from our group's binder of recipes from years gone by...and it didn't have the original source listed.

I am  participating  in On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable.

8 comments:

  1. That looks delightful Kate. I am not familiar with Smart and Final. I have a cake recipe that I want to make from an old recipe, but right now we have no one to share it with. We need to start a Gourmet Club too.

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  2. the tasty parts of this one just keep on coming! very elegant and delicious, kate!

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  3. Oh my, I know I would love this scrumptious dessert!

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  4. This looks so delicious with a mound of fresh strawberries alongside. I've never heard of Mauf cream and would love to know what it is. I wish I belonged to a gourmet group. It would be the perfect place to try out new recipes and favorite ones that make enough to feed a large group.

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  5. This torte is right up my alley! Looks so fine and elegant!

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