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Chocolate Strawberry Torte

 Chocolate Strawberry Torte
The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • STRAWBERRY FILLING:
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two greased 9-in. round
  • baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool.

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Chocolate Strawberry Torte (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Transfer to a large bowl; beat in sugar until blended. Add eggs, one
  • at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In
  • another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to
  • chocolate mixture alternately with water, beating well after each
  • addition.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pans. Bake 28-33 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10
  • minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool
  • completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine filling ingredients; set aside. For glaze,
  • in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir
  • in confectioners' sugar, water and vanilla until smooth. Cool
  • slightly.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with half of each of
  • the following: whipped topping and strawberry filling. Drizzle with
  • half of the glaze. Repeat layers. Store in the refrigerator. Yield:
  • 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 461 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.