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Chocolate Bavarian Torte Recipe
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Chocolate Bavarian Torte Recipe

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Whenever I take this torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 tablespoons grated semisweet chocolate


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two 9-in. round baking pans. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Fold in cream.
  3. Cut each cake horizontally into two layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; top with a fourth of the cream mixture. Sprinkle with a fourth of the chocolate. Repeat layers three times. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Bavarian Torte in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p67

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I can't use whipping cream could I use Cool Whip in place of?"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"I LOVE this recipe. My grandchildren call this "Ding Dong Cake" and it's always a winner! The filling really MAKES this cake a success!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I LOVED this cake!!!! The cream filling could be eaten by the table spoon!! I made a big one using two cake mixes, using 10 inch pans! Beautiful!!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014


Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"My favorite cake so far. This was incredibly easy to make, and the family loved it. It took only a few ingredients, so it didn't cost much, and it wasn't even time consuming. The taste of outstanding. I seriously only got one small piece and the cake was gone."

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