4th of July Wafer Torte with Strawberries and Boysenberries

4th of July Wafer TorteNo Bake Wafer Torte

The last time I made a cake like this was over 5 years ago, when I serendipitously happened to find rectangular wafers to make a wafer cake. I really like these because you don’t have to bake them, and they do very well with fruit and whatever filling you want to use. I usually find mine in stores where there is a large Armenian population. Of course, if your store doesn’t have them, you can order them from Amazon – I am not getting compensated for that link, just want you to be able to find these wafers. They come in both rectangular and round.

Make it Your Own

Of course, when you make yours, you can put whatever you want in there. These are really a great way to use left over fruits, just slice them and put them in the layers, maybe mixed with a little yogurt or sweetened sour cream. If you want to be indulgent, Nutella or sweetened condensed milk make great layers. You can even use the wafers for savory dishes because they are neutral tasting.

Wafer Flag

2013 No Bake Independence Day Cake

You are welcome to see how I made the Flag Wafer cake a few years ago. It was also really good, and I would up sharing it with my neighbors because it was so big. Have a look at the 2013 Independence Day No Bake Cake and get inspired!

 

4th of July Wafer Torte YouTube Video


Wafer Torte Mise en Place

Wafer Torte Mise en Place – Strawberries, Boysenberries, Nutella, Cream

 

 

4th of July Wafer Torte with Strawberries, Boysenberries and Roses
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 torte
 
No Bake Wafer Torte for 4th of July - Add whatever fruit you want, but we wanted red and blue
Ingredients
  • 1 box strawberries
  • 1 box boysenberries
  • wafers
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup Rose Preserve
Yogurt/Cream Filling
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
Cream Topping
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 slash balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon rose preserve
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Hull and slice the strawberries, keeping a few whole for garnishing the top.
Yogurt/Cream Filling
  1. Mix the yogurt, sour cream, whipping cream and sugar together. Set aside.
Start Layering
  1. Using an offset spatula or frosting knife, slather yogurt/cream over a wafer. Put in on a nice serving dish.
  2. Yogurt Cream Layer
  3. The next layer, spread Nutella on a new wafer. Put it on top of the yogurt/cream layer.
  4. Nutella Layer
  5. The next layer, spread rose petal preserve on a new wafer.
  6. Rose Preserves
  7. Be careful when you get to the edge as it as a tendency to drip. Put this layer on top of the Nutella layer.
  8. Rose Preserve Layer
  9. The next layer, spread more of the yogurt/cream on a new wafer, and place the sliced strawberries, as many as you can fit in a single layer.
  10. For the final layer, put a new wafer and spread it with the yogurt/cream mixture. Then place the boysenberries and strawberries nicely. Set aside.
Make the cream
  1. Cream Mise en Place
  2. Put the cream, vinegar, rose preserve in a bowl and start whipping it either in a stand mixer or hand held mixer. When it starts to thicken a little, add the powdered sugar, and continue to whip until it is nice and thick. It will probably not ever get like whipped cream, but should be spoonable.
  3. Spoon the cream over the fruits in a nice pattern. Put the torte in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, better overnight, for all the layers to soak up the flavors.
  4. 4th of July Wafer Torte
Notes
You can use whatever fresh fruit you want. Blue berries and raspberries are a good idea for 4th of July, or peaches, apricots, pears, what have you. It's your Wafer Torte, you put in what you like

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