Contest-Winning Raspberry Chocolate Torte Recipe
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Contest-Winning Raspberry Chocolate Torte Recipe

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Wow holiday guests with this striking cake that looks fancy but is easy to decorate. The fresh raspberries and chocolate mounds on top make it a real standout.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons raspberry gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces ) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 614 calories, 32 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually beat into the creamed mixture. Transfer to prepared pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Carefully remove waxed paper.
  3. For glaze, stir water and gelatin until dissolved. Stir in jam. Brush evenly over bottom of cake. Trim edges; cut cake widthwise into thirds.
  4. For topping, in a microwave, melt chips; stir until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping until blended; fold in remaining whipped topping (mixture will be thick).
  5. Place one cake layer on a serving platter; spread with 3/4 cup topping. Repeat layers; top with remaining cake. Frost and decorate with raspberries and remaining topping. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry Chocolate Torte in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 614 calories, 32 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Contest-Winning Raspberry Chocolate Torte

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

This is amazing! We make it every year for my husband's birthday at his request!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

I don't know if it's because it was a torte and not necessarily a cake, but it was pretty dry. The melted chocolate chips did not mix completely with the whipped topping. Presentation wise, it looks great with the raspberries but it looked better than it tasted. No one was overly excited about it after trying it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

MMmmm! Great recipe. I buttered and floured the pan instead of using waxed paper. It came out just fine. I would definitely make this again. Probably soon, since my kids thought this was a great dessert.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

Excellent recipe and well recieved. At our Christmas dinner at church everyone wanted the recipe and now the church wants to make it for our Valentines dinner so everyone can get a slice.

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