• 4 Ratings

In addition to the dried fruit in the filling, this cherry dessert recipe gets extra fruit flavor from a splash of cherry brandy.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a serrated knife, cut pound cake into ten 1/2-inch slices. Drizzle slices with kirsch. Arrange some of the cake around side of a 9-inch springform pan. Arrange remaining cake on bottom of pan, cutting to fit; set aside.

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  • For filling, in a large bowl combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, the 3/4 cup sugar, and flour. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat just until combined. Stir in 1/4 cup of the chopped chocolate pieces, 1/3 cup of the almonds, and the dried cherries. Pour into cake-lined pan, spreading evenly.

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  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a 1-1/2-inch area around outside edge appears set and center appears nearly set when gently shaken. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Using a knife, loosen edge of torte from side of pan. Remove side of pan; cool on rack for 1 hour. Cover loosely and chill for 6 to 24 hours.

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  • To serve, in a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave 1/3 cup of the cream, uncovered, on 100-percent power (high) for 30 to 60 seconds or until bubbly. Stir in remaining chocolate until melted. Spoon over top of cake. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.


If you prefer, substitute a mixture of 2 tablespoons melted strawberry jam and 1 tablespoon vanilla for the kirsch.

Nutrition Facts

624 calories; 43 g total fat; 23 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 13 g monounsaturated fat; 174 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. 220 mg potassium; 50 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 38 g sugar; 12 g protein; 1215 IU vitamin a; 8 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 24 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 151 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;


4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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