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Contest-Winning Raspberry Chocolate Torte

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

Wow holiday guests with this striking cake that looks fancy but is easy to decorate. The fresh raspberries and chocolate mounds on top make it a real standout.
Contest-Winning Raspberry Chocolate Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons raspberry gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • Optional: Confectioners' sugar and chocolate curls

Directions

  1. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually beat into the creamed mixture. Transfer to prepared pan.
  2. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Carefully remove waxed paper.
  3. For glaze, stir water and gelatin until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in jam. Brush evenly over bottom of cake. Trim edges; cut cake widthwise into thirds.
  4. For topping, in a microwave, melt chips; stir until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping until blended; fold in remaining whipped topping (mixture will be thick).
  5. Place 1 cake layer on a serving platter; spread with 3/4 cup topping. Repeat layers; top with raspberries. If desired, decorate the top with confectioners’ sugar and chocolate curls.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 614 calories, 32g fat (21g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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