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Decadent Chocolate Cherry Torte

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Alternating layers of Duncan Hines triple chocolate cake, juicy cherry filling, and whipped cream are topped with crunch almond slivers.

  • Hands-On Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
  • Servings: 12 to 16
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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Ingredients


Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8" round cake pans.
  2. Prepare, bake and cool cake according to package directions.
  3. Combine cherry pie filling and almond extract in small bowl. Stir until blended.
  4. To assemble, place 1 cake layer on serving plate.
  5. Spread with 1 cup whipped topping, then half the cherry pie filling mixture. Top with second layer.
  6. Spread remaining pie filling to within 1½" of cake edge.
  7. Decorate cake edge with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with sliced almonds.

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Flat Top Cake layers

Flat Top Cake layers

Take an old dish towel and cut it into strips. Wet the strips and squeeze them out. Once you have poured your batter in the pan and patted the bottom to remove air bubbles take a wet towel strip and wrap it around the cake pan and tuck the end into the wrapped strip. (If they are not long enough attach them together with safety pins.) This will allow the cake to cook evenly and will give you more of a flat top to decorate.


Simple Brownie Garnish

Simple Brownie Garnish

Try sprinkling your unfrosted brownie bars with powdered sugar. Or top frosted bars with chocolate curls, nuts, miniature chocolate chips, dried or candied fruit; whatever your heart desires.





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