Cranberry Mousse Torte

Cranberry Mousse Torte

Pair cranberries with chocolate, plus just a hint of orange, in this luscious cranberry mousse. Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix helps make an easy, chocolatey crust.

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Brownie Base
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
cup water
cup vegetable oil
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
tablespoons water
envelope (2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
can (16 oz) jellied cranberry sauce
cup sugar
teaspoon grated orange peel
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
drops red food color, if desired
Cranberry Sauce
cup sugar
teaspoons cornstarch
can (11.5 oz) frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate, thawed
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Wrap foil around outside of bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan to catch drips. Spray bottom only of pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat all base ingredients except chocolate chips with spoon 50 strokes; fold in chocolate chips. Spread in pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until base pulls away from side of pan; do not overbake. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place 2 tablespoons water in 2-quart saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 1 minute to soften. Spoon cranberry sauce and 1/2 cup sugar over gelatin. Heat to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in orange peel. Cool at room temperature 20 minutes. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, until mixture is slightly thickened.
  3. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into cranberry mixture. Fold in food color. Spoon mixture over cooled brownie base. Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until set.
  4. Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix 1/2 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in cranberry juice concentrate. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Cool 20 minutes at room temperature. Pour sauce into small resealable container. Refrigerate about 1 hour 30 minutes or until chilled.
  5. To serve, spoon sauce over each serving of torte.
Makes 16 servings
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Serve With
Filled and topped with cranberries, this dessert is a fantastic and unique option during the holidays. Garnish slices with a colorful orange twist.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 69g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 57g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.