Lemon Blueberry Torte...it was so delicious! At least that's what everyone said because you know I didn't try it. The odd thing I'm learning during this diet and baking craze is that I don't really have to eat it...I just love the process of making it. Of course it could just be a diabolical plan to make my diet look even more successful by making everyone else around me gain weight...
Nah, I wouldn't be that mean :-)
I made this Tuesday for the dessert appreciation treat for the teachers on Wednesday at the school. The theme was cheesecakes and tortes and some of those women make incredible cheesecakes so I decided to try out making a torte even though I'd never made one before. Nothing like a wee bit of pressure
There isn't a real recipe I can point you to because I sort of lifted a few ideas from here and there and made it up as I went along. Here's the basic gist of what I did:
Looked in my pantry and found a yellow cake mix. (I'm still on the search for a good homemade cake recipe so if you have one please feel free to share.)
I then decided that I didn't want to go to the store for a lemon cake mix and dug around in the cabinet until I found lemon flavoring.
Made the cake according to the directions and added the lemon flavor.
Divided the batter into three nine inch cake pans and cooked them for fifteen minutes at 350 degrees.
While the cakes cooled I doubled this recipe for lemon cream cheese frosting. I put a third of the icing on the bottom layer and added blueberries before putting the next cake layer on. Then I repeated the process making a nifty little heart out of the blueberries on the top layer. Because, well that's just the way I do things around here :-)
Each month that we've done the desserts at the school I am always impressed with how pretty everything looks. But cheesecakes and tortes have to be some of the prettiest ones to make. A bonus...Rob told me the torte was a definite keeper! I love making something that he enjoys.