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Brown Sugar Crunch Torte

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 1:14 AM
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 The photo is of the variaton that I came up with.

Chocolate-Walnut Torte

1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

1 ½ cups crushed vanilla wafers

(about 38 cookies)

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted

German Chocolate cake mix

1 ½ cups whipping cream

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Heat oven to 350. Place cooking parchment paper or waxed paper in

bottoms of 3 round pans, 9x1½”. Stir together walnuts, crushed

cookies, brown sugar and butter. Spread about ¾ cup mixture in

each pan; reserve remaining mixture. Make cake as directed on

package. Pour about 1 ¼ cups batter over mixture in each pan


  1. Bake about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly.

Immediately remove from pans to wire rack and peel off paper.

Cool completely.

  1. Beat whipping cream, granulated sugar and vanilla in chilled large

bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Place l layer, walnut

side up, on serving plate; spread with about ¾ cup of the whipped

cream. Repeat with remaining layers and whipped cream. Or place

whipped cream for top layer in decorating bag fitted with star tip. Pipe

rosettes in center of cake. Cover and refrigerate.

Notes: Cookies are easily crushed in food processor, or by placing in

zip-lock plastic bag and smashing with a rolling pin or meat mallet (just

think about that idiot that cut you off in traffic). Any chocolate cake mix

can be used (or if you’re a glutton for punishment-your favorite

from-scratch recipe). You can also use pecans instead of walnuts.

If this is going to be made ahead and held, I use Cool Whip instead of

the whipped cream topping-the taste isn’t as yummy, but it’s more stable.

A variation is to use a yellow cake mix instead of chocolate, and pecans

instead of walnuts. There’s a more pronounced brown sugar taste; call it

Brown Sugar Crunch Torte.

Scrumptious. I think this was originally an idea I got from a Betty Crocker

recipe, then I changed it a bit.

by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 1:14 AM
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by Mandee on Mar. 17, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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by Bronze Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 3:58 PM
Looks so good!
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