|Alternative names||Alexander Torte, Aleksander Torte|
|Place of origin||Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire|
|Main ingredients||Pastry dough, raspberry preserves|
Alexandertorte, also known as Alexander Torte or Aleksander Torte (Latvian: Aleksandra kūka, Aleksandra torte), is a dessert that was conceived to commemorate a visit of Tsar Alexander III in Riga, today's capital of Latvia.
Consisting of pastry strips filled with raspberry preserves or raspberry jam, it is traditionally eaten as a lunch or dinner dessert, but it can also be served at tea time. It should be made a day or so before it is planned to serve, because the icing must be hard before the torte is cut.
A similar dessert exists in Denmark, and is known as hindbærsnitte. In the German language area, a torte of the same name exists that has almonds and wineberries as the main ingredients.
A Finnish version of the dessert called Aleksanterinleivos [fi] commemorates Tsar Alexander I of Russia and has been produced since 1818.
Šīs kūkas recepti radīja par godu cara Aleksandra, kurš bija pazīstams kā liels gardēdis, vizītei Rīgā
Alexandertorte.OCLC Number: 162898099