*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          ELEGANT STRAWBERRY TORTE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits                           Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       c            Flour
    2       c            Brown sugar
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       c            Butter or oleo
    1                    Egg, slightly beaten
    1       c            Sour milk or buttermilk
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   c            Chopped nuts
    1       pt           Heavy cream, whipped &
                         -sweetened OR
    8       oz           Cool Whip
    1 1/2   pt           Fresh strawberries
   Combine flour, brown sugar, salt and butter.  Mix
   until crumbly, as for pie crust.  Reserve 1 cup of
   crumbs.  Combine egg, milk and baking soda; stir into
   remaining crumb mixture, blending well.  Pour into 2
   greased, paper-lined 9 inch layer pans.  Sprinkle
   batter with reserved crumbs, then top with chopped
   nuts.  Bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake
   tests done.  Cool.  Reserve several whole strawberries
   for garnish. Slightly mash remaining berries, sugaring
   to taste. Place one layer of cake on serving plate,
   nut side up. Spread with half of strawberries, top
   with half of whipped cream and cover with second layer
   of cake.
   Spread with remaining berries then swirl whipped cream
   around edge of top of cake, allowing small circle of
   strawberries to remain uncovered in center of torte.
   Garnish with clusters of whole strawberries around
   bottom of cake.
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