Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chocolate and Cherries Fudge Torte


1/2 cup[one stick]of butter or margarine,melted

1-1/4 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 eggs

2/3 cup of all-purpose flour

1/2 cup of hershey`s cocoa
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 package [8 ounces]of cream cheese,softend
1 cup of powderd sugar
1/2 of chilled whipped cream
1 can of[21 ounces]cherry pie filling,chilled
1-3/4 cups of [10 ounce package]hershey`s mini kisses chocolates
1.Heat oven to 350 F.Grease bottom only of 9-inch springform pan,or line 9-inch round cake pan with foil;grease bottom of foil.
2.stir together melted butter,granulated in large bowl.Add eggs;using spoon, beat well.Stir together flour,cocoa,baking powder and salt;gradully add to egg mixture,beating the spoon until well blended.Spread batter into prepared pan.
3.Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is set.[Cake is fudgey and will not test done].Remove from oven;cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4.Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in medium bowl until well blended.Beat cream until stiff;gradually fold into cream cheese mixture,blending well.Spread over top of torte;refrigerate several hours or until set.With knife,loosen cake from side of pan;remove side of pan.[Or lift torte out of pan using foil;remove foil.
5.Just before serving,place chocolates in 6-inch wide heart outline in center of cake.Fill heart shape with cherries from pie filling;place chocolates all around outside edge.Serve cold,cut into wedges,with remaining pie filling.Cover; refrigerate left over dessert.

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