Red Velvet Torte with White Truffle Frosting

Need a special dessert? Layers of chocolate bliss frosted with indulgent yet easy truffle frosting take the cake!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color
1
to 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

Frosting

1 1/2
cups white vanilla baking chips
2 1/4
cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from two containers)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pans.
  • 2 Bake and cool as directed on box for 8-inch rounds. Refrigerate layers about 45 minutes for easier handling. Trim off rounded top of one layer. Slice each cake layer in half horizontally to make a total of 4 layers. Reserve untrimmed top layer.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on Medium (50%) 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through microwave time. Stir until smooth; cool 5 minutes. Stir in frosting until well blended. Place 1 cake layer bottom, cut side up, on serving plate; spread with about 3/4 cup of the frosting. Repeat with second and third cake layers. Top with reserved cake layer, cut side down; frost with remaining frosting. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Splitting cake layers is easy. Insert toothpicks around side of cake layer to mark middle point. Using toothpicks as a guide, cut through the layer with a long, thin, sharp knife.

For a double-chocolate cake, use semisweet chocolate chips instead of the white chips and Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting instead of the vanilla frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
51g
51%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.