Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Cake's

CHRISTMAS FUDGE TORTE

This delicious fudge torte is perfect for a holiday or Christmas dessert.

It is mildly coffee flavored and topped with a rich chocolate nut glaze.

A special dessert that your guests will throughly enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz/113g) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fudge Nut Glaze (recipe follows)

 

Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F (180 C).

Grease 9-inch round baking pan; line bottom with wax paper.

Grease paper; flour paper and pan.

2. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

Add butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla; beat on low speed of mixer until blended.

Increase speed to medium; beat 3 minutes.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes.

Remove from pan to wire rack; gently peel off wax paper.

Cool completely.

4. Prepare Fudge Nut Glaze.

Place cake on serving plate; pour glaze evenly over cake, allowing some to run down sides.

Refrigerate until glaze is firm, about 1 hour.

Cover; refrigerate leftover torte.

Makes 8-10 servings.

Fudge Nut Glaze

Ingredients
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Combine all ingredients except nuts and vanilla in small saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.

Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Cool 10 minutes; stir in nuts and vanilla.

 

 

Source DianaDesserts

 

 

 

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