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Mocha Cream Torte

 Mocha Cream Torte
My guests never guess that this impressive chocolate dessert relies on a packaged cake mix. Mocha flavor and cream cheese frosting make it special.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon mocha-flavored coffee drink mix
  • 1 package dark chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mocha-flavored coffee drink mix
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans. Line bottoms with
  • waxed paper; grease and flour the paper. In a small bowl, combine
  • the cracker crumbs, brown sugar, butter, walnuts and drink mix;
  • press into prepared pans.
  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour over
  • prepared crusts. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 10
  • minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Remove
  • waxed paper.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sour
  • cream and drink mix until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar; beat

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Mocha Cream Torte (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth.
  • Place one cake layer, crunchy side up, on a serving plate. Spread
  • with 3/4 cup frosting. Repeat with remaining layers and frosting.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Pillsbury dark chocolate cake mix.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.