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Nutty Fudge Torte Recipe
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Nutty Fudge Torte Recipe

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This dessert is so yummy and beautiful, you'd never guess it's easy to make (it starts with a convenient packaged cake mix). Rich, moist and fudgy, it never fails to draw compliments...as well as requests for the recipe. —Kay Berg Lopez Island, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced pears, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2% milk
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and additional toasted pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 317 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and condensed milk; stir until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oil and cinnamon until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
  2. In a blender, cover and process pears until smooth. Add to remaining cake mixture with eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Drop melted chocolate by tablespoonfuls over batter. Combine the pecans, water and reserved cake mixture; crumble over chocolate.
  4. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen.
  5. Remove sides of pan. Combine caramel topping and milk until smooth; drizzle on serving plates. Top with a slice of torte. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and sprinkle with pecans if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Fudge Torte in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 317 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

I've been making this since it won the Pillsbury Bake-off in the mid 90's. Comes out picture perfect every time! Delicious!!!

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