Chocolate-Glazed Raspberry Torte Recipe

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Folks just won’t believe a dessert so decadent and delicious could be so low-fat. Our Test Kitchen can take a bow for this mouthwatering recipe with its fresh-fruit flavor, cake-mix convenience and impressive presentation!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 196 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Coat a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with cooking spray. Line with waxed paper and coat the paper with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg whites and applesauce. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping and 1-1/4 cups raspberries. Cut cake into three 10-in. x 5-in. rectangles. Place one layer on a serving plate; top with half of the berry mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake.
  4. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate until melted; cool slightly. Pour over cake. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with remaining raspberries. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate-Glazed Raspberry Torte in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p41

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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