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Chocolate Cherry Valentine Torte

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SKILL LEVEL : expert

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories440
Calories from Fat230
Total Fat26 g40% DV
Saturated Fat11 g55% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol90 mg30% DV
Sodium230 mg10% DV
Total Carbohydrates54 g18% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars27 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A15% DV
Vitamin C4% DV
Calcium0 mg6% DV
Iron15% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories440
Calories from Fat230
Total Fat26 g40% DV
Saturated Fat11 g55% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol90 mg30% DV
Sodium230 mg10% DV
Total Carbohydrates54 g18% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars27 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A15% DV
Vitamin C4% DV
Calcium0 mg6% DV
Iron15% DV
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CREAM FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk *
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (21 oz.) , chilled
  • 2 eggs , separated
  • CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM (recipe follows)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar , divided

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour three heart-shaped baking pans or three 9-inch round baking pans. **
  • 2. Beat egg whites in small bowl until foamy; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Stir together flour, remaining 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add oil, buttermilk and egg yolks; beat until smooth. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Pour about 1-2/3 cups batter into each prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Bake remaining layer, if necessary. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4. Prepare CREAM FILLING. Place 1 layer on serving plate; pipe or spoon 1-inch border 1/2 inch thick around outer edge of layer. Spread half of pie filling in center. Top with second cake layer. Spread layer with half of remaining CREAM FILLING. Top with third layer. Spoon remaining pie filling on top of cake to within 1 inch of edge.
  • 5. Prepare CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM; frost sides of cake. Pipe top edge with remaining CREAM FILLING. Refrigerate until serving time. Cover; store leftover torte in refrigerator. 12 servings.
  • * To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
  • ** If only two pans are available, reserve remaining batter in refrigerator for the third layer while first 2 layers bake.
  • CREAM FILLING: In bowl, combine 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until stiff.
  • CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM: In bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa. Add 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat on low speed to blend. Beat on high speed until stiff.

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