Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins

This rich, creamy chocolate torte makes a decadent holiday or special occasion dessert. Creamy cheese layer, topped with a chocolate pudding layer, topped with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and almonds, all inside a pecan crust. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13x2-inch pan.
  2. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients, and press into pan.
  3. Bake until lightly browned (15 minutes).
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Beat ingredients for 1st layer until creamy, and spread over cooled crust.
  6. Combine ingredients for 2nd layer and mix thoroughly.
  7. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  8. Cover with remaining cool whip.
  9. Sprinkle with almonds and chocolate to garnish, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  10. To serve, cut torte into bars.
Most Helpful

One of many variations on a classic we call "Panama Canal Dessert..." a little less chocolate pudding, more nuts than typical in many similar desserts. Unfortunately, we took it to a family gathering, applied the whipped topping there, and left the sliced almonds home. We did, however, make quick work of it once served. Made for Holiday Tag, August 2008.

Lavender Lynn August 24, 2008