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Chocolate Strawberry Torte

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Makes:about 12 servings
Freezing:excellent

This magnificent torte is a real showstopper. With chocolate, whipped cream and strawberry jam, it’s undeniably delicious.

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
2 cups 500 mL granulated sugar
¾ cup 175 mL cocoa powder
1½ tsp 7 mL baking powder
1½ tsp 7 mL baking soda
1 tsp 5 mL salt
2 eggs
1 cup 250 mL milk
½ cup 125 mL Crisco® Vegetable or Canola Oil
1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract
1 cup 250 mL boiling water

Filling

2 cups 500 mL whipping (35%) cream
¼ cup 50 mL icing sugar
1 cup 250 mL Smucker’s® Pure Seedless Strawberry Jam

Icing

1½ cups 375 mL semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup 175 mL sour cream
Fresh strawberries, optional
Chocolate curls, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line the bottoms of  two 9” (23 cm) round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Cake: Combine first 6 dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water until smooth. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in centre of oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on rack, then remove cakes and cool completely. Cut each cake in half horizontally to make 4 layers.
  4. Filling: Beat, in a medium bowl, whipping cream and icing sugar together with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. Icing: Melt chocolate chips, in small saucepan over low heat, (or microwave on medium for 2 minutes). Stir until smooth. Stir in sour cream.
  6. Assembly: Place 1 halved cake layer cut-side up on serving plate. Spread 1/3 cup (75 mL) jam and 1/3 of cream on top. Repeat layering. Frost top and sides of cake with icing. Decorate with fresh strawberries and chocolate curls if desired. Chill until serving or at least 30 minutes.

Tips

  • Smucker’s Pure Raspberry Jam and fresh raspberries can be used instead of the strawberry jam and fresh strawberries.

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