Mocha Cream Torte

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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes plus cooling

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12-16 servings


•1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
•3/4 cup packed brown sugar
•1/2 cup butter, melted
•1/2 cup chopped walnuts
•1 tablespoon mocha-flavored coffee drink mix
•1 package dark chocolate cake mix (regular size)

•1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
•2 tablespoons butter, softened
•2 tablespoons Daisy Brand Sour Cream
•3 tablespoons mocha-flavored coffee drink mix
•4 cups confectioners' sugar


•Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease and flour the paper. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, brown sugar, butter, walnuts and drink mix; press into prepared pans.
• Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour over prepared crusts. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Remove waxed paper.
• For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sour cream and drink mix until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth.
• Place one cake layer, crunchy side up, on a serving plate. Spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Repeat with remaining layers and frosting. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Pillsbury dark chocolate cake mix.


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