Schneeball Torte

It seems like there might be a bit of confusion. “Schneeball” in German usually refers to a traditional pastry, not a cake. However, I can provide you with a delicious recipe for a “Schneeball Torte” (Snowball Cake). This is a creative twist on the classic Schneeball pastry, incorporating its flavors into a delightful cake.

Schneeball Torte Recipe:


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts or hazelnuts work well)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup grated dark chocolate

For the Frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Prepare the Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream the Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Alternate Mixing: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in Filling Ingredients: Gently fold in the finely chopped nuts, raisins, and grated dark chocolate.
  7. Bake the Cake: Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely.
  8. Prepare the Frosting: In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  9. Assemble the Cake: Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of whipped cream frosting over the top. Place the second cake layer on top and cover the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream frosting.
  10. Decorate: Optionally, you can sprinkle additional chopped nuts or grated chocolate on top for decoration.
  11. Chill: Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the frosting to set.
  12. Serve: Slice and serve your delicious Schneeball Torte. Enjoy the unique combination of flavors and textures reminiscent of the classic German Schneeball pastry.

This recipe combines the essence of a traditional Schneeball with the rich and moist texture of a cake, making it a delightful treat for any occasion.

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