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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 Apr. 12, 2015

"This was really tasty! My cakes came out a bit flat and broke apart a bit when I took them out of the pan so I made the ingredients into a Trifle instead. It was still a hit with everyone and my company took some home!"

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


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