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Chocolate Bavarian Torte

 Chocolate Bavarian Torte
"Whenever I take this torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe," notes Edith Holmstrom of Madison, Wisconsin.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling


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


  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and salt until
  • smooth. Fold in cream.
  • 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.