Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or
shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

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Strawberry Torte

11 oz. cream cheese, softened

cup white sugar

2 t. vanilla extract

1 pint heavy whipping cream

2 (12 oz.) pkgs. ladyfinger cookies

1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries

1 T. cornstarch


Strain strawberries and set aside, reserving juices. In a saucepan bring cornstarch and strawberry juice to a gentle boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Whip cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together. In a separate bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Arrange ladyfingers around sides and bottom of the 8 or 9 springform pan, standing ladyfingers lengthwise around sides of pan. Pour half of the filling into the pan, then place a layer of ladyfingers on top of filling. Pour remaining filling over ladyfingers. Spread strawberry sauce over top of cake and place the whole strawberries on top. Refrigerate and remove from pan once thoroughly chilled. Makes one 8 or 9 springform pan.