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Monday, February 24, 2014

I believe that when one has a birthday.........one should always try something new..........

I find that even more true in food and desserts.
This week for my husband's birthday, I surprised him with this wonderful and festive looking dessert.
He loved it so much that he had two slices.
It is very easy to make and looks so pretty served on your vintage china.......your loved ones will feel very special when you fix this for them!
Cherry Glazed Chocolate Torte
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 tsp.vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Cream Layer (recipe follows)
1 can ( 21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Heat oven to 350.F. Grease bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. In large bowl blend together butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, gradually add to egg mixture and mix until well blended. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until cake is set. ( cake will be fudgey and will not test done.) Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare Cream Layer; spread over top of cake. Spread cherry pie filling on top of cream layer. Refrigerate 3 hours. With knife, loosen cake from sides of pan and remove side of spring form pan .ENJOY!

Cream Layer
1 package ( 8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipped topping
In bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar well blended. Fold in whipped topping.