Both desserts involve cake, but the ingredients and form are different.
Cake: A cake typically has one to two layers and is topped with buttercream or fondant icing. Cakes are used for birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other special occasions.
Torte: A torte usually consists of four layers of cake (mostly dessert style such as black forest, red velvet, etc.) and is usually filled with fruit, a mousse, or a custard. Tortes usually have specialty frostings such as Chantilly cream (whipped cream), mousse, or ganache. It’s a term that is commonly used in Europe but has become more prevalent in the United States.
An 8” Torte, 4-layers, serves about 12-18. American Dream Cakes also makes Halvsies, 2-layer tortes serving 6-8, for those who want great flavors but less servings.
Our torte flavors include: Black Forest, German Chocolate, Red Velvet, Chocolate Fudge, Tiramisu, and more. Love our gourmet cupcakes but need more servings? Most of our 100+ gourmet cupcake flavors can be made as a torte or Halvsie.
Tortes and Halvsies require a minimum 24-48-hour notice, so be sure to call and order yours today.