Friday, July 16, 2010

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Oh, you are going to love this one - I promise. It's so simple my son was able to help. But he wouldn't stop licking the beaters after making the cream. Oh, wait. That was me. I almost spontaneously went to the store to buy a cake stand for this cake because it's just that good and deserves a more special presentation (wasn't I supposed to get one of those as a wedding gift?!). I got the recipe from my friend's blog and she included beautiful step by step pictures.

Devil's food cake mix (not the kind with pudding
1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pint heavy whipping cream, whipped
2 Tablespoons chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips

Make the cake according to box directions. Cook in 2 round pans. While the cake is cooling, make the cream:

Whip the Heavy Whipping Cream and then set it aside. Combine the SOFTENED cream cheese, brown sugar, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

Cut each cooled cake in half. String or dental floss helps with this. Layer the cake and the cream mixture, starting with cake and ending with cream. Top with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips. Wrap sides in plastic wrap to prevent cake from drying out. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.

If you are a nursing mom and burning crazy amounts of calories a day from feeding your baby – you can cut a piece in the morning, fix a latte and if anyone asks what you had for breakfast tell them “Coffee Cake”.

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