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A Great 4th of July Starts with Great Food

June 24, 2016

The 4th of July holiday is a time to celebrate with family, friends, and food. This easy-to-make Red, White and Blueberry Torte is a favorite festive summertime recipe of Nash Attorney, Demetra Geller. “I did not create this recipe, but I just love it. You are guaranteed to be a hit at your Independence Day celebration with this scrumptious desert,” she promises. This torte has it all. It is loaded with chocolate morsels, layered with whipped topping and garnished with tasty fresh fruit.

We at Nash Disability Law wish you a safe and fun 4th!

Red, White and Blueberry Torte

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 of an 8-oz. container frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 9-inch-round cake pan with wax paper; grease paper.

COMBINE 3/4 cup sugar, butter and water in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Add 3/4 cup morsels; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add flour, baking soda and salt; stir until well blended. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup morsels. Pour into prepared cake pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert torte onto wire rack; remove wax paper. Turn right side up; cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until creamy. Stir in whipped topping. Spread over torte; top with berries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.