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Schmoo torte is a Canadian dessert. Although it is relatively popular and well-known nationwide,[1] it is most famous in Western Canada, especially Manitoba.[2][3][4] It is a torte with layered whipped cream, caramel, and nuts, commonly made using angel food or sponge cake.

Schmoo torte
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Schmoo torte on a plate
Place of originCanada
Region or stateWestern Canada
Main ingredientsWhipped cream, caramel, nuts



The schmoo torte was first invented by a mother for her son’s Bar Mitzvah in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[3] How the schmoo got its name is unknown, however some claim it comes from the name of the comic book creatures from Al Capp’s Li’l Abner.

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  1. ^ "Classic Caramel Pecan Schmoo Torte". The Busy Baker.
  2. ^ "Iconic Foods of Manitoba - a celebration of Canadian food for Canada 150!". 22 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "RECIPE - Shmoo Torte".
  4. ^ "Manitoba - World Travel Guide".

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