Macadamia Fudge Torte

Kurt Wait Redwood City, California Bake-Off® Contest 37, 1996

Photo by Vicki L T.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • Filling

  • 1/3

    cup low-fat sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

  • 1/2

    cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • Cake

  • 1

    (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Devil's Food Cake Mix

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/3

    cup oil

  • 1

    (15-oz.) can sliced pears in light syrup, drained

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1/3

    cup chopped macadamia nuts or pecans

  • 2

    teaspoons water

  • Sauce

  • 1

    (17-oz.) jar butterscotch caramel ice cream topping

  • 1/3

    cup milk

Directions

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 or 10-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepan, combine filling ingredients; cook over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. 2 In large bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon and oil; blend at low speed for 20 to 30 seconds or until crumbly. (Mixture will be dry.) 3 Place pears in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade; cover and blend until smooth. 4 In another large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of the cake mix mixture, pureed pears and eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Spread batter evenly in sprayed pan. Drop filling by spoonfuls over batter. Stir nuts and water into remaining cake mix mixture. Sprinkle over filling. 5 Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. 6 In small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until well blended, stirring occasionally. Just before serving, spoon 2 tablespoons warm sauce onto each individual dessert plate. Top each with wedge of torte. If desired, serve with ice cream and garnish with chocolate curls.

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