Deep Dark Mocha Torte

Deep Dark Mocha Torte

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

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

3:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12 to 16

servings

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.
Makes 12 to 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 600
    • (Calories from Fat 350),
  • Total Fat 39g
    • (Saturated Fat 19g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 500mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 37g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.