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Light, creamy and delicious with a burst of berry flavor that’s perfect for any season! This beautiful mixed berry cake will definitely take center stage on your dining room table when you bring it out to “ooohs” and “aaaahs” from your friends and family. It’s a buttery sponge cake delicately soaked in vanilla syrup, then layered with heavenly Italian mascarpone cream and topped with a pretty mix of blueberries, red raspberries and black wild berries. Dainty white chocolate curls add another layer of sweetness to each bite. Sweet, tart and refreshing!

Torte Includes:

  • One Mixed Berry Cream Cake

Torte Details:

  • Serving Size: 12-15 per cake
  • Shelf Life: One year frozen; three to four days in the fridge
  • Country of Origin: USA, with imported ingredients from Italy and Belgium

Preparation Instructions: For best taste and texture, allow your cake to thaw completely at room temperature before serving.

View nutritional facts here.

Please see the Ingredients tab for ingredient information.

Food Allergens: Contains milk, eggs and wheat.

Please Note: Cannot ship to PO Boxes and cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands or Guam.

Comes packaged in an insulated Styrofoam cooler with dry ice and will arrive to customer two days after shipping. May arrive with little to no dry ice remaining, which is normal. Although there may be no dry ice remaining, the food should arrive cold to the touch which indicates it has maintained its freshness.

Do not touch dry ice without gloves. You may leave it in the cooler outside and it will evaporate harmlessly within 24 hours. Do not put in drinks. Do not eat. Do not touch to skin, mouth or eyes. Do not put into air-tight containers. Keep out of reach of children.

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About the Collection
Former teen idol and legendary actor, singer and dancer, Frankie Avalon is proud to bring his Italian Kitchen home to you for all to enjoy. Growing up watching his mother and grandmother make fantastic family meals, Frankie was inspired to create a delicious assortment of authentic Italian food using only the finest ingredients, many of which are imported straight from Italy. With Frankie Avalon, you'll savor such classics as stuffed chicken, pazottis (a variety of fillings encased in golden pizza dough), breaded spaghetti balls, tiramisu and cakes like limoncello, Italian berry and Sicilian sea salt.

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Frankie AvalonAbout the Guest
Actor, singer, dancer and former teen idol Frankie Avalon, born Francis Thomas Avallone, is a 20th century, American entertainment legend. With countless hit movies and singles, he began his career in food by authoring his first cook book Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook, from Mom's Kitchen to Mine to Yours. He has since made a name for himself in kitchens across America and beyond.

Ingredients: Mascarpone (pasteurized cream, citric acid), pasteurized cream, pasteurized eggs, cane sugar, sponge layers [sugar, wheat flour, dried whole eggs, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), nonfat dry milk, salt, soybean oil, natural flavoring, beta carotene (color)], berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, black and red currants), natural flavorings.