the weekend before christmas we had lots of parties to attend! we celebrated our son alex's 5 th birthday early with 2 of his cousins, who turned 2 and 7. i made them the R2D2 cake and it was yummy. chocolate fudge betty crocker made like the box says, with 1 c. flour, 1 c. sugar, 8 oz. sour cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 egg added.
then on sunday we had an annual family christmas to go to, and one of the cousins asked me to make a traditional german dish. so after browsing some recipes of meat, potatoes, and cabbage, i decided to do a dessert. and strawberry schaum torte it was! super easy if you have a mixer with a whisk attachment, and delicious! it's basically a big meringue cake, filled with whipped cream and topped with strawberries. it tastes eggy, and custardy, sort of like angel food cake. but the texture is something all to itself, crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle.
schaum (which means mousse or foam) torte can also be served with ice cream, which would be wonderful, or other fruits, like banana or raspberries. i am definitely making this one for my family next weekend.