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Brownie Torte

My mother-in-law first shared this recipe, and now it's often requested for birthdays and other special occasions. I like to serve it at Christmastime on an antique platter surrounded by ornaments for decoration. —Candace McClure, Brookville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Additional miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with parchment.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in chocolate mixture. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, mixing well. Fold in walnuts.
  • Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool 10 minutes. Invert onto a flat surface dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off paper. Cool completely.
  • In a bowl, beat cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate chips. Trim cake edges; cut crosswise into fourths. Place 1 layer on a serving plate; top with 3/4 cup frosting. Repeat twice. Top with remaining layer. Frost top, sides and ends of cake. If desired, sprinkle with additional chocolate chips. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 586 calories, 38g fat (22g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


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  • Dana
    Jul 19, 2020

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  • Jeannie
    Jul 14, 2020

    I made it just like the recipe. Husband loves it. Can I freeze it?

  • Andrea
    Jul 8, 2020

    Oh, yes. This is amazing

  • kcheekers
    Apr 14, 2018

    Delicious! I will definitely make this again. The cake was brownie-like with a soft consistency that made it very easy to eat. The simple whipped cream frosting was the perfect topper, not too sweet. Everyone loved this, and it was easy to make. It also looked beautiful!

    Apr 1, 2018

    Made this for Easter and it was a hit!