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Fudge-Strawberry Cream Torte

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  7 reviews
  • 1 hr 15 min prep time
  • 3 hr 35 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Let the party begin! This torte is dazzling in both taste and appearance.

Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Rebecca Kremer
Hudson, Wisconsin

Brownie Layers

1
box (19.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Brownie Classics Traditional fudge brownie mix
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
3
eggs

Strawberry Cream

3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
container (6 oz) Yoplait® Thick & Creamy strawberry yogurt
1 1/2
cups finely chopped fresh strawberries

Chocolate Fudge

1/2
cup whipping cream
1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips (9 oz)

Garnish

1
teaspoon powdered sugar
6
small to medium fresh whole strawberries, halved

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottoms of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.* Make brownie mix as directed on box for cake-like brownies using oil, water and eggs. Spread half of batter evenly in each pan. Bake 18 to 23 minutes. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Run knife around brownie layers to loosen. Place wire racks upside down over pans; turn racks and pans over. Remove pans. Cool completely, about 35 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat granulated sugar and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in strawberry yogurt until smooth and creamy. Fold in chopped strawberries. Refrigerate while brownie layers cool.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until cream begins to boil. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips; press into cream. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Vigorously beat with wire whisk until smooth. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 To assemble torte, place 1 brownie layer on serving plate. Spread half of strawberry cream evenly over brownie to within 1 inch of edge. Carefully spoon and spread half of chocolate fudge almost to edge of strawberry cream. Repeat layers, ending with chocolate fudge. Arrange halved strawberries in spoke fashion on top of torte. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • 5 To serve,** sprinkle powdered sugar over top of torte and around plate. Carefully cut torte with hot knife into wedges to avoid “cracking” of chocolate fudge on top. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottoms of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.* Make brownie mix as directed on box for cake-like brownies using oil, water and eggs. Spread half of batter evenly in each pan. Bake 18 to 23 minutes. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Run knife around brownie layers to loosen. Place wire racks upside down over pans; turn racks and pans over. Remove pans. Cool completely, about 35 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat granulated sugar and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in strawberry yogurt until smooth and creamy. Fold in chopped strawberries. Refrigerate while brownie layers cool.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until cream begins to boil. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips; press into cream. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Vigorously beat with wire whisk until smooth. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 To assemble torte, place 1 brownie layer on serving plate. Spread half of strawberry cream evenly over brownie to within 1 inch of edge. Carefully spoon and spread half of chocolate fudge almost to edge of strawberry cream. Repeat layers, ending with chocolate fudge. Arrange halved strawberries in spoke fashion on top of torte. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • 5 To serve,** sprinkle powdered sugar over top of torte and around plate. Carefully cut torte with hot knife into wedges to avoid “cracking” of chocolate fudge on top. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

*For easy pan removal, line bottoms of pans with waxed paper before spraying with cooking spray.
**If torte has been stored for more than 3 hours before serving, let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
47%
Saturated Fat
13g
63%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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