Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 4 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

bake:
45 mins
stand:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottoms of two 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pans. Line pans with waxed paper; grease and lightly flour pans. Set pans aside.

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  • Prepare each brownie mix according to package directions for fudgy brownies. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pans. Bake about 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pans on a wire rack. Loosen edges and carefully remove layers from pans.

  • Meanwhile, for caramel, in a heavy medium saucepan combine butter, 1/2 cup of the whipping cream, the brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Boil gently for 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Transfer caramel to a bowl. Cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan bring remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool about 15 minutes or until spreading consistency.

  • Place one cake layer, top side up, on a plate. Top with chocolate mixture, spreading evenly. Spoon 1/2 cup of the caramel over chocolate, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Add the second cake layer, top side up. Spoon the remaining caramel over top. Sprinkle with pecan halves. Let stand for 1 hour before serving.

  • Using a long serrated knife, cut torte into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

678 calories; fat 38g; cholesterol 86mg; saturated fat 13g; carbohydrates 78g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 57g; protein 7g; vitamin a 388.7IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.2mg; folate 24.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 314mg; potassium 282mg; calcium 80.8mg; iron 2.3mg.
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