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Almond Chocolate Torte

 Almond Chocolate Torte
This no-bake chocolate dessert from Rhonda Lanterman of Terrace, British Columbia has a tasty almond crust and smooth fluffy filling that's almost like a mousse. "It's so simple to make ahead of time and so delicious," she says.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  • Set aside 1 tablespoon almonds for garnish. Chop remaining almonds;
  • sprinkle into a greased 9-in. springform pan. In a microwave, melt
  • chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Meanwhile,
  • in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for
  • 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely
  • dissolved. Beat into cream cheese mixture. Beat in melted chocolate
  • until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved almonds. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Yield: 10-12 servings.