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Chocolate-Cherry Almond Torte

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Surprise your guests with this elegant yet simple dessert.


  • 1 package Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) drained chopped maraschino cherries
  • Almond Cream Filling (below)
  • Maraschino cherries, drained
  • Sliced almonds


Heat oven to 350 o F (180 o C.) Grease and flour 2 round pans, 8 or 9 x l 1/2 inches (1.2 or 1.5 L); lightly flour. Prepare cake mix as directed on package--except decrease water to 1 1/4 cups (300 mL). Stir 1/2 cup (125 mL) cherries into batter. Pour batter into pans.

Bake as directed. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool cake completely on wire.rack.

Split cake to make, 4 layers. (To split, mark side of cake with toothpicks and cut with long, thin knife.) Spread about 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the Almond Cream Filling between each layer to within 1/4 inch (6mm) of edge. Spread remaining filling over top. Garnish top of torte with cherries and almonds. Refrigerate any remaining torte.

Almond Cream Filling

  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) almond extract
  • 1/2 package (2.8-ounce size) whipped topping mix (1 envelope)

Beat all ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds or until blended.

Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, about 1 minute or until smooth and thick.

Prep: 20 min Bake: 35 min

Serving Size: Makes 16 servings.

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