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Chocolate and Cherries Fudge Torte

Details

Time
6 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 torte

Make Valentine's Day extra special this year with this HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolate covered fudge torte. KISSES Chocolates and HERSHEY'S Cocoa make this dessert a delight. Arrange the cherry topping in a heart shape for a photo-worthy end to a romantic evening.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
50 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Prep Time
3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), melted
  • 1-1/4 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2/3 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 package
    cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
  • 1 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    whipping cream chilled
  • 1-1/2 cups
    HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Chips (9-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 can
    cherry pie filling (21 oz.), chilled

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
pan 9-inch springform pan
foil foil
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
mixer mixer
wire rack wire rack
bowl bowl
refrigerator refrigerator
rubber scraper rubber scraper
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9-inch springform pan, or line 9-inch round cake pan with foil; grease bottom of foil.

2

Stir together melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; using spoon, beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating with spoon until well blended. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is set. (Cake is fudgy and will not test done.) Remove from oven; cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Beat cream until stiff; gradually fold into cream cheese mixture, blending well. Spread over top of torte; refrigerate several hours or until set. With knife loosen cake from side of pan; remove side of pan. (Or, lift torte out of pan, using foil; remove foil.).

5

Just before serving, put chocolates in 6-inch-wide heart outline in center of cake. Fill heart shape with cherries from pie filling; put chocolates all around outside edge. Serve cold, cut into wedges, with remaining pie filling. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert. 12 servings.

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