This gorgeous, unusual dessert recipe was all over the German magazines when I was there last spring.
I knew I had to make it and share it with you. The recipe features two dough like layers topped with sour cherries and poppy seed laced sweet whipped cream.
Both poppy seeds and sour cherries are used frequently in German desserts and here they make a nice flavor combination.
Straight up, this recipe takes some time to make. You can make create the dough part the day before. Place the two layers and dough balls in a zip lock to retain their freshness until you are ready to use them.
Sweet cherries can be substituted for the sour version if they are hard to find in your area.
The finished torte in the top photo is garnished with fresh basil for a pop of color.