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Chocolate/Whipping Cream Torte Recipe

Chocolate/Whipping Cream Torte Recipe

This recipe uses unsweetened chocolate, which is also called baking or bitter chocolate.—Rita Futral, Ocean Spring, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:22 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

Directions

  • 1. In heavy saucepan or microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool.
  • 2. In a chilled large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add the eggs, vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture; beat on low speed just until combine. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients to creamed mixture until just combined.
  • 3. Pour into three greased and floured 8-in. or 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For filling, beat cream in a chilled small bowl until soft peaks form; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add whipped cream, beat until smooth.
  • 5. Split each cake into two horizontal layers. Place one layer on a serving plate; top with about 1/2 cup filling. Repeat four times. Top with remaining cake layer. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 6. For frosting, melt butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan or microwave; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature; transfer to a large bowl. Add cream and vanilla; mix well. Beat in confectioners' sugar. Spread over top and sides of cake. Garnish with strawberries if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 22 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 412 calories, 24 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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