Grandma’s Tortes

 A moist, flavorful cake with a layer of cream cheese and pie filling! A family favorite that is a perfect sweet treat!

Growing up, my mom made these tasty tortes each Christmas for our dessert. We would have a Christmas dinner and rather than diving into all the Christmas goodies, these cakes would be the main dessert that we always looked forward to.

I always favored the blueberry since I love anything and everything blueberry, but my dad was a huge fan of the cherry, so my mom made both!


The best part about this recipe is it makes two tortes, so you can choose any variety of pie filling and please everyone! If you love strawberry, try it! Blueberry, cherry, etc.

The cake is a homemade yellow cake that is the perfect density! The cream cheese layer adds a creamy, cheesecake like taste that brings this cake to the next level of yumminess, all followed up with the fruit layer!

You can’t go wrong with this family favorite! Passed down for generations, you too will love it!

Grandma's Tortes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A moist, flavorful cake topped with a layer of cream cheese and pie filling! 

Servings: 8
Author: The Cookin' Chicks
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cans pie filling (strawberry, cherry, or blueberry)
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar.

  2. Beat in eggs.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add in the flour mixture and milk/vanilla alternately to the creamed butter mixture.
  5. Grease and flour 2 torte pans (scalloped cake pan).

  6. Pour the batter evenly into the greased pans and bake in a preheated oven, 350, for about 25 minutes.

  7. While cake is baking, combine the cream cheese and sugar in a bowl.

  8. Once tortes have baked and cooled, spread cream cheese evenly on top of each torte.

  9. Spread pie filling evenly on top of cream cheese layer. (1 can for each torte)

  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve!

Recipe Notes
  • Recipe makes two tortes

Here is the link to the torte pans I use:

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