Friday, July 18, 2014

Cinnamon Cake Waffle Cherry Torte

Cinnamon Cake Waffle Cherry Torte

This is a great pantry style dessert to make ahead of time. It is similar to a refrigerator cake because it should be refrigerated for 3 hours to overnight, once it is assembled. BUT the end result is worth the wait! The cinnamon cake waffles and whipped cream create a moist, cinnamon flavored layer that is accompanied perfectly with the lightly spiced cherry filling.

The cinnamon cake batter will yield 8 - 6.5 inch waffles. You will use 4 waffles for one torte.

Tip: Place extra waffles in a freezer bag and freeze for another day. Thaw waffles. Serve topped with ice cream and fruit. 

Batter Ingredients for Cinnamon Cake Waffles
  • 16.5 oz. box of extra moist white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon  
Tip: Keep two boxes of white cake mix in the pantry at all times. White cake mix is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make a wide variety of cakes, cookies, dessert waffles, and more. 

 Ingredients for One Torte       Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 21 oz. can of cherry pie filling or topping
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened whipped cream  I used the light version and it was great!
  • Ground nutmeg
  •  4 - six and a half inch cinnamon cake waffles

Directions for Cinnamon Cake Waffles
1. Place the first five ingredients in a 1.5 quart bowl. 

2. Blend on low speed until moistened. About 30 seconds.

3. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.

4. Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions 
for waffles

5. Lightly oil your waffle iron. 
Mine is nonstick and I use pan spray before cooking each waffle.

6. Place 1/2 cup of batter in center of preheated waffle iron.

7. Cook the waffle for 2-3 minutes, or until the waffle is golden brown.
8. Place the waffle on a cooling rack until completely cool. 

9. Repeat numbers 5-8 until all of the batter is gone.

My yield was eight -  six and a half inch waffles.

Assembling the Torte
1. Place first waffle on your serving plate.

2. Spread a generous amount of whipped cream on the waffle.

3. Spoon 3-4 Tbsp. of cherry filling on top of the whipped cream.
Sprinkle cherry filling very lightly with nutmeg. 1/16th of a tsp.

4. Place another waffle on top of the cherry pie filling. 

5. Repeat number 2-4 until all of the waffles have been stacked 
and topped with whipped cream and cherry filling.  See pictures below

6. Wrap the assembled torte lightly with aluminum foil, or place a large bowl
over it as a lid.

7. Place the assembled torte in the refrigerator for about three hours, or overnight.

8. Immediately before serving, add a layer of whipped cream to top of torte. Cut
and serve immediately.

Yield: 4-6 servings.
Homemade happiness on a plate!