Spumoni Torte Recipe
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I made up this recipe to end a big Italian Christmas Eve dinner. I thought it would be nice and light after a heavy meal. The cake frosts the best when it's been stored in the freezer for a day. —Lynne Ogg, East Bethel, Minnesota
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • FILLING:
  • 2-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of three greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, adding almond extract before mixing batter. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake, 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool as package directs.
In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Place 1-1/2 cups whipped cream in each of three bowls. In a another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold pudding into one bowl of whipped cream. In second bowl of whipped cream, beat in 3 tablespoon cream cheese, cocoa and remaining confectioners' sugar until combined. In third bowl, beat in maraschino cherries, almond extract and remaining cream cheese.
Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with pistachio filling. Top with another cake layer; spread with maraschino filling. Top with remaining cake layer; spread with chocolate filling. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Spumoni Torte in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p56

  • 2 packages white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • FILLING:
  • 2-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of three greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, adding almond extract before mixing batter. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake, 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool as package directs.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Place 1-1/2 cups whipped cream in each of three bowls. In a another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix 2 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold pudding into one bowl of whipped cream. In second bowl of whipped cream, beat in 3 tablespoon cream cheese, cocoa and remaining confectioners' sugar until combined. In third bowl, beat in maraschino cherries, almond extract and remaining cream cheese.
  3. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with pistachio filling. Top with another cake layer; spread with maraschino filling. Top with remaining cake layer; spread with chocolate filling. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Spumoni Torte in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p56

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