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Fudgy Raspberry Torte

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Guests will think you fussed when you serve this three-layer torte made with convenient cake and pudding mixes, a bit of jam and fresh raspberries. It looks elegant for most any special occasion and always brings lots of compliments. -Dolores Hurtt, Florence, Montana


  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup ground pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge or chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Fresh raspberries


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in ground pecans.
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. In a saucepan, melt jam. Brush over the top of each cake.
  4. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the pudding. Repeat layers. Top with third cake layer; spread top with whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Garnish with raspberries. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 415 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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