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Cherry Meringue Torte

with Buttermilk
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Cherry Meringue Torte

Cherry Meringue Torte - A billowy cap hides a delicious fruit filling

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Health Score:
6,3 / 10
40 min.
ready in 1 hr 25 min.
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Nutritional values

The Kirsch-Baiser-Torte does not need any butter at all - this is carefree enjoyment at its best! The low-calorie cherries also contribute to this, and also protect the body's cells from damage with secondary plant substances.

You can enjoy this cherry meringue cake all year round: in the cherry season with fresh fruit, outside with frozen. And if you don't like it so sour, you can choose sweet cherries.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie210 kcal(10 %)
Protein6 g(6 %)
Fat2 g(2 %)
Carbohydrates40 g(27 %)
Sugar added18 g(72 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.6 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.8 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate31 μg(10 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6.1 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium146 mg(4 %)
Calcium64 mg(6 %)
Magnesium14 mg(5 %)
Iron0.7 mg(5 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid15 mg
Cholesterol79 mg
Development of this recipe:


11 ounces
sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon
11 ounces
1 pinch
6 ounces
1 ¼ cups
2 tablespoons
granulated Sugar (about 40 grams)

Kitchen utensils

1 Sieve, 2 Bowls, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 deep bowl, 1 Fork, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Springform pan (24 cm diameter), 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Wire rack, 1 Small bowl

Preparation steps

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 1

Thaw frozen cherries, if using. Rinse and pit fresh cherries, then drain well. In a bowl, mix cherries with the cornstarch.

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 2

In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, 1 pinch of salt and cane sugar with a wooden spoon.

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 3

Separate 2 eggs. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks, remaining 2 whole eggs and buttermilk with a fork. Briefly, but thoroughly, stir in the flour mixture.

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 4

Line bottom of a springform pan (24 cm diameter) (approximately 9 inches in diameter) with parchment paper. Pour in the batter and smooth with a rubber spatula.

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 5

Scatter cherries over batter and press lightly. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) until cake is golden and cherries are juicy, about 30 minutes.

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 6

Beat the egg whites with 1 pinch of salt using a hand mixer until stiff. Gradually beat in granulated sugar.

Cherry Meringue Torte preparation step 7

Spread the meringue over the torte and bake at same temperature until browned in spots, 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven, loosen side of pan and let torte cool slightly on a cooling rack before serving.