Quick Coffee Torte
This dessert completes the meal. It really hits the spot.—Karen Gardiner, Eutaw, Alabama
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
- 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
- 1 frozen pound cake (10-3/4 ounces), thawed
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Grated chocolate, optional
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water and coffee. Bring to a
- boil; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the
- heat; stir in butter and rum extract. Cool slightly.
- Split cake into three horizontal layers. Place bottom layer on a
- serving plate. Brush with about 1 tablespoon coffee mixture; spread
- with 1 cup whipped topping. Repeat layers. Brush remaining coffee
- mixture over cut side of remaining cake layer; place coffee side
- down over topping. Spread remaining whipped topping over top of
- torte. Garnish with grated chocolate if desired. Chill until
- serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 254 calories, 12 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.