Valentine Cake

by Heather
(Ohio, USA)

Double Chocolate Torte

Double Chocolate Torte

Valentine Cake - Double Chocolate Torte



Awhile back I was given this little booklet with lots of scrumptious chocolate desserts.


After celebrating and seeing the special birthday cake his big sister got, my three year old son, Christian, brought me this booklet and asked me to make him this "bootiful cake". Of course I said yes, meaning I'll make it sometime in the future. He was very persistent and now I'm so glad he was.


I finally looked at the recipe and it was terribly simple, but the result was super impressive, both to me and my three year old son!


Here it is:
  • 1 pkg. of fudge brownie mix (9x13 size)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 tsp. chocolate sprinkles or shaved chocolate


You simply make the brownie mix according to the package (for fudge type brownies) and spread the batter in a 9 inch round pan that has been greased and floured. (Just for today I made one in a heart shaped pan.)


Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until it springs back when touched or you can use a toothpick.


Cool it for about 10 minutes and then invert it onto a serving plate and cool completely. (I put mine in the fridge to speed things up).


I melted the butter in the pan and then added the chocolates and melted them until smooth. Spread the chocolate over the brownie layer (it spreads so easily) and I let the chocolate run a bit down the edge for decoration.


Refrigerate it for 30 minutes or so and add the whipped topping and sprinkles before serving. It is so rich and smooth. One of these double chocolate tortes will feed 9-12 people and no one will feel cheated!


Folks don't need a big slice because it is so rich and it goes great with tea, coffee or a tall glass of milk. If you are having company it is a super simple dessert.


My husband was making grunting and moaning noises when he was eating - he really liked it alot.






Heather,

This is a perfect valentine cake idea! As you know, I'm very partial to chocolate, so there's nothing about this double chocolate torte dessert I wouldn't absolutely love.


I'm sure Christian must have been impressed with his "bootiful" cake. And the grunts and moans from your husband say it all! :)


Thanks for taking the time to share with us, even if we can't really taste it ourselves!


~Angie

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