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This recipe was featured in an email that I received this morning from Hershey's and the picture looks incredible! Visit www.hersheys.com to see for yourselves.
- Heat oven to 375Â°F. Line 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly roll pan with foil; generously grease foil.
- Beat egg yolks in large bowl on medium speed 3 minutes; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating 2 additional minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda and salt; add to egg yolk mixture alternately with water, beating on low speed just until batter is smooth. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
- Beat egg whites in medium bowl until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture until well blended. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
- Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto clean, slightly dampened towel. Carefully peel off foil. Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, prepare PUMPKIN FILLING. Cut cake crosswise into four equal pieces. Place one piece on serving plate; spread about 3/4 cup filling over top. Repeat layering with remaining cake and filling, ending with cake layer. Spread CHOCOLATE GLAZE over top; garnish with almonds, if desired. Refrigerate until serving time. Refrigerate leftover torte. 8 to 10 servings.
- PUMPKIN FILLING
- 1 cup canned pumpkin.
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar
- Combine pumpkin and flour in small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils (mixture will be very thick). Remove from heat; set aside. Cool completely.
- Beat butter and shortening in small bowl until creamy; add spices. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Slowly blend in pumpkin mixture. Refrigerate until mixture ready to use. About 2-1/4 cups filling.
- CHOCOLATE GLAZE.
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; add cocoa and water. Cook, stiring constantly, until mixture thickens; do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating with whisk until smooth and thickened.
It was very rich, a little complex but fun to make with a friend! Both the fluffy cake and the creamy middle part were amazing, and we almost didn't have enough glaze because we kept eating it!