1 can Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate shavings, optional
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare, bake and cool cake according to package
directions for two 8-inch round baking pans.
For chocolate hearts garnish, pour melted chocolate chips into heart-shaped
molds or spread melted chocolate to 1/8-inch thickness on wax paper-lined baking
sheet. Cut shapes with heart cookie cutter when chocolate begins to set and
lose its shine.
Refrigerate until firm.
Push heart shapes out of molds and refrigerate.
To assemble torte, split each layer in half. Place one split layer on serving
plate. Spread one-third of whipped topping on one layer. Repeat with remaining
layers, making sure to place bottoms of each layer together, leaving top of
Frost sides and top of cake with frosting. Garnish with chocolate
hearts and shavings (see below) if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Yield: 12 servings
How to make chocolate shavings: Start with a large block or bar of good quality
chocolate. (White and milk chocolate are softest and curl most easily.) Hold the
chocolate with a paper towel and using a vegetable peeler shave the narrowest side
of the block. The chocolate will curl best if the room or the bar is slightly warm.
Keep refrigerated in a covered container until needed.