Fudge-Strawberry Cream Torte

Let the party begin! This torte is dazzling in both taste and appearance.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 12

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    550
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    61g
    61%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    45g
    45%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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