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No-Bake Chocolate Torte

 No-Bake Chocolate Torte
Here's a delightful dessert that only looks like you fussed all day. With its attractive appearance and wonderful taste, no one will know that you saved time by spreading an easy-to-prepare frosting on a store-bought pound cake.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pound cake (10-3/4 ounces), thawed
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Directions

  • Slice pound cake lengthwise into three layers and set aside. In a
  • large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar
  • and cocoa; beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in extract.
  • Place one layer of cake on a serving platter; top with 1 cup of the
  • frosting. Repeat layers. Frost top and sides with remaining
  • frosting. Garnish with almonds if desired. Chill at least 15
  • minutes. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  • Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 511 calories, 38 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.