Chocolate Lover's Torte Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2/3 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 cup HERSHEY®'S MINI CHIPS™ Semisweet Chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
step 1: Heat oven to 350 F. Generously grease and flour 2 heart-shaped or 9-inch round baking pans.
step 2: In small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa. In large bowl, beat 2/3 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add chocolate mixture, egg yolks, vanilla and almond extracts; beat until blended. Gradually add flour, salt and milk; beat until well blended. Stir in almonds.
step 3: In medium bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, beating just until soft peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate mixture. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
step 4: Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes (cake will settle slightly); remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
step 5: Place one cake layer on serving plate; spoon half of glaze over layer. Top with second layer. Spread top and sides with remaining glaze. Cool until glaze is set. Garnish as desired. 10 to 12 servings.
step 6: Smooth and Glossy Chocolate Chip Glaze: In small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water and 3 tablespoons sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup Mini Chips and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat with whisk or spoon until chips are melted. Use immediately.