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Megans Cookin: Chocolate Angel Torte

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chocolate Angel Torte

With Springs arrival, I wanted something light yet sweet. When I came across this recipe in one of my cookbooks, I new this was just the recipe to welcome the sun drenched days of a perfect weekend. A chocolate angel food cake with strawberry cream layered between slices. It's a quick and easy cake to make, that's pretty enough to impress your guests. And it all starts with an angel food cake mix.

After baking, you just slice it into four layers and start layering that strawberry cream. I was going to dip strawberries in chocolate to garnish the cake but I messed up the chocolate and while trying to save it, it turned into a glaze. An accident that turned into a success story.
I love when that happens!

This is a "must make" recipe that's sure to please.
Sinfully delicious!

Chocolate Angel Torte
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 PKG (about 16 oz) angel food cake mix
2 envelopes (1.3 oz each) dry whip topping mix (like Dream Whip)
1 Cup cold nonfat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cup strawberry puree (see note)

1. Move oven rack to lowest position.

2. Sift cocoa over dry cake mix in large bowl,stir to blend. Proceed to make cake as directed on package. Bake and cool as directed for 10 inch tube pan. Carefully, run knife around along side of pan to loosen; remove from pan. Using serrated knife, slice cake horizontally into four layers.

3. Prepare whip topping as directed on package, using 1 cup nonfat milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold in strawberry puree.

4. Place bottom cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1/3 of the strawberry topping. Set next cake layer on top and spread with 1/3 of the topping. Continue layering cake and topping. Garnish with strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice cake with long serrated knife, cutting with gentle sawing motions. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake.

Strawberry puree
Mash 2 cups fresh strawberries (or frozen berries, thawed) in blender or food processor. Cover and blend till smooth. Puree should measure one cup.

Chocolate glaze
Melt one cup chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons fat free half and half. Pour over cake

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Blogger Maria said...

What a gorgeous dessert! I love the strawberries on top!

March 23, 2009 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Chocolate angel food cake sounds great!

March 23, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan...this earns a big YUM! The photo is so pretty I can almost taste this delicious angel food cake. :)

March 23, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger April said...

Wow! This looks fantastic!! Not to heavy and low calorie too!!!

March 23, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Sihan said...

layered angel food cake! that looks and sounds gorgeous!

March 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Patsyk said...

What a beautiful dessert to celebrate spring!

March 23, 2009 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

I bought an angel food cake pan, so when I buy fresh strawberries, I'll have to try this recipe. Looks yummy!

March 23, 2009 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

That looks so pretty! And so delicious!!

March 23, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great with all the vibrant colors!

March 23, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my wod this is stunning.

March 23, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

This looks gorgeous. I like desserts that start with a cake mix, always so tasty. The layers are wonderful with all that filling!

March 23, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

What a pretty cake! I can only imagine how amazing it tastes! It speaks Spring to me!

March 24, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I first saw this on Facebook.. it looks outa this world Megan! Yum!!

March 24, 2009 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so elegant!

March 24, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I love quick cakes like this. Looks like they took all day, but they don't :D

March 25, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I've always wanted to try a chocolate angel food cake. This looks wonderful!

March 25, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger A. and M. said...

Absolutely lovely and the name for it is just perfect...

March 27, 2009 at 3:27 AM  

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