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Chocolate Mint Layered Torte
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla


2 cups Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 1/2 teaspoons mint flavoring

2 tablespoons sugar


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon mint flavoring

Mint leaves, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Line each pan with 9-inch round piece waxed paper; grease waxed paper. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cake ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Remove waxed paper. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine whipping cream and 1 1/2 teaspoons mint flavoring in bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form. Continue beating, gradually adding 2 tablespoons sugar, until stiff peaks form. Reserve 1/2 cup filling for garnish; refrigerate.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut each cake layer horizontally in half using serrated knife. Place 1 split cake layer onto serving plate; spread with 1/3 filling. Repeat with remaining cake layers and filling, ending with cake layer. Refrigerate torte at least 1 hour.

  6. STEP 6

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 1-quart saucepan; stir in chocolate chips and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until chocolate chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 teaspoon mint extract. Spread glaze over top of torte, allowing glaze to drizzle down sides. Garnish with reserved 1/2 cup filling and mint leaves, if desired. Refrigerate until serving time.

Tip #1

Variation: Chocolate Mocha Torte: Omit 1 1/2 teaspoons mint flavoring in filling and 1/4 teaspoon mint flavoring in glaze. Add 3 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur to filling and 1 teaspoon coffee-flavored liqueur to glaze.

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