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Frosty Caramel, Chocolate, and Pecan Torte

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Cool 30 mins Freeze 4 hrs to 24 hrs Stand 15 mins
Frosty Caramel, Chocolate, and Pecan Torte
  • 1 1/3  cups  crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 24)
  • 3  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 1 12  ounce package  miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 1/2  cups  whipping cream
  • 1 8  ounce package  cream cheese or mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2  cup  caramel-flavor ice cream topping
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 3/4  cup  coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

1. In a small bowl, combine crushed cookies and melted butter. Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture in the bottom of a lightly buttered 8- or 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

2. In a small saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups of the chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup of the cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Cool about 30 minutes. In a medium bowl, beat 1-1/2 cups of the cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture.

3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the caramel topping, the sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the remaining chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup of the pecans.

4. Carefully spread half of the whipped chocolate mixture over crumb mixture in pan. Top with cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture; carefully spread the remaining whipped chocolate mixture over crumb mixture. Cover and freeze for 4 to 24 hours.

5. Remove side of springform pan. Let torte stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the remaining 1/2 cup cream on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Cut torte into wedges. Top with the remaining whipped cream, the remaining 1/4 cup caramel topping, and the remaining 1/4 cup pecans.

Nutrition Facts (Frosty Caramel, Chocolate, and Pecan Torte)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 548,
  • Fat, total (g) 42,
  • chol. (mg) 99,
  • sat. fat (g) 22,
  • carb. (g) 44,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • sodium (mg) 231,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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