Himmeltorte - Heavenly Torte

40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
13 ingredients
10-12 servings
The story is that the original recipe was created in Austria in the 1830's to console the Duke of Vienna, who was bereft from the loss of one of his chefs. The base is very like a shortbread cookie. Some versions of this recipe call for the base to be baked in a larger pan and assembled in one large layer. When I made it, I baked the base in one big piece and divided it equally into thirds to stack. Baking time approximate. From the Wisconsin Dutch Chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947

Categories:  <-60-mins , fruit , midwestern-u.s. , north-american , taste~mood , german , nuts , egg , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , european , sweet , cakes , american , dessert ,
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Serving Size (162.87 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 639.93 Calories from Fat 391.68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43.52g 669.54%
Saturated Fat 22.29g 1114.61%
Trans Fat 1.16g %
Cholesterol 92.87mg 309.55%
Sodium 326.95mg 136.23%
Total Carbohydrate 58.92g 196.4%
Dietary Fiber 6.42 g 256.92%
Sugars 18.56 g %
Protein 9.4g 187.96%
Vitamin A 1053.82IU% Vitamin C 0.57mg%
Calcium 102.73mg% Iron 2.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lemon rind, seedless raspberry preserves