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Cherries & Cream Chocolate Torte recipe

An easy and delightful chocolate tortetopped with a layer of fluffy sweetened cream cheese which istopped with cherry pie filling.

Recipe: Cherries & CreamChocolate Torte

Torte:1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Topping:1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks
1 cup cherry pie filling

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greasebottom only of 9-inch springform pan.
  • For Torte: In a medium bowl mix togetherflour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon,stir together butter, sugar and vanilla; stir in eggs and mixwell.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture,beating until well blended.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake isset. (Cake will not test done as its texture is intended to befudgy) Remove from oven; cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • For Topping: In medium bowl, beat creamcheese and powdered sugar until well blended; fold in whippedcream, blending well. Spread over top of cooled cake. Spreadcherry pie filling over cream layer. Refrigerate several hoursbefore serving.
  • With knife, loosen cake from side of pan;remove side of pan.
  • Cut into wedges to serve. Refrigerateleftovers.

    Makes 10 to 12 servings.

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