Chocolate Truffle Torte


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Savor this rich chocolate torte. It's a dessert classic—2 layers filled with rich chocolate goodness!

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  • 1 package (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (1 C.)
  • 1/2 C. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 C. Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 package (2 1/2 oz.) hazelnuts, finely chopped and toasted (2/3 C.)
  • Chocolate Truffle Filling (See Below)
  • Whole or chopped hazelnuts, if desired

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Heat oven to 325 F. Grease bottoms and sides of 2 round pans, 9x1 1/2 inches. Line bottoms of pans with waxed paper or cooking parchment paper.  Melt chocolate chips and butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; cool 5 minutes. Stir in flour until smooth. Stir in egg yolks until well blended.  Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 Tbs. at a time, until soft peaks form. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites. Fold in toasted hazelnuts. Spread in pans. Bake about 25 minutes or until tops of cakes appear dry and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Run knife along side of each cake to loosen; remove from pan to wire rack. Remove waxed paper. Cool completely. Prepare Chocolate Truffle Filling. Spread 2/3 C. of the filling on bottom layer. Reserve 2 Tbs. filling. Top with other layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining filling. Drizzle with 2 Tbs. reserved filling. (If filling is too thick to drizzle, microwave on High 5 to 10 seconds to soften.) Garnish with hazelnuts. 


Chocolate Truffle Filling


1 package (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (2 C.)

1/4 C. butter or margarine

1/2 C. whipping (heavy) cream or hazelnut-flavored nondairy liquid creamer


Heat chocolate chips and butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in whipping cream. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes, stirring frequently, just until thick enough to mound and hold its shape when dropped from a spoon. (If filling becomes too thick, microwave on high 10 to 15 seconds to soften.)

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