Frozen Lemony Berry Torte

Keep your kitchen cool with this summertime party dessert. Mascarpone cheese adds luscious creaminess to the lemony layers studded with fresh raspberries and pound cake.

Wisconsin Cheese Frozen Lemony Berry Torte Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


  1. Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with 2 sheets of plastic wrap (one placed horizontally and one vertically), allowing excess to hang over sides. 
  2. Beat mascarpone and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. 
  3. Beat cream in another large bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture. Fold in lemon zest and lemon juice. Divide mascarpone cream evenly into three bowls.
  4. Gently fold half of the raspberries into one bowl. Spread cream on bottom of prepared pan. Place remaining raspberries into a food processor; cover and puree berries. Fold puree into second bowl. Spread cream over top.
  5. Set aside a 1/2 cup mascarpone cream from the third bowl. Gently fold pound cake into remaining mixture; spread over top. Spread reserved 1/2 cup mascarpone cream over top.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, gently pressing down. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  7. Remove from freezer. Let stand for 5 minutes. Remove foil. Gently run a knife around sides of pan to loosen. Invert onto a serving platter. Discard plastic wrap. Cut into slices.

Recipe Tip

Make-ahead tip: This dessert freezes well for up to two days.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Mascarpone is a rich, buttery fresh cheese with no preservatives, and it should be eaten soon after the container is opened.

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