Deep Dark Mocha Torte

Looking for the ultimate chocolate cake? Indulge in a multilayered chocolate cake with homemade ganache.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Torte

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup rum or water
1 1/4
teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 3 teaspoons milk

Ganache

1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips
6
tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)
1/3
cup whipping cream

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325ºF for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and lightly flour two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour. Make and cool cakes as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Refrigerate layers about 45 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, stir granulated sugar, rum and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Cool completely.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed just until blended, adding enough milk for spreading consistency; set aside.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat ganache ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  • 5 Cut each cake layer horizontally to make 2 layers. (To cut, mark side of cake with toothpicks and cut with long, thin knife.) Brush about 1 tablespoon of the rum mixture over cut side of each layer; let stand 1 minute to soak into cake. Fill each layer with about 2/3 cup filling. Spread ganache over side and top of torte. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Garnish cake by piping on sweetened whipped cream and adding chocolate-covered coffee beans.

If ganache becomes too thick to spread, let it stand at room temperature a few minutes, and stir to soften.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
19g,
19%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.