Delicious, elegant and very creamy layered dessert! Got the recipe from my mother. Freezes well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
8 hrs 20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
8 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 7 inch round torte
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.

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  • Sift together flour, 1/3 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt, set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, 2/3 cup white sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer. Beat in egg, and mix until light and fluffy. Beat in water and vanilla until smooth. Fold in flour mixture. Continue to work with hands to form a smooth dough. Divide dough into 4 equal portions, and press each portion into a 7 inch circle on a baking sheet.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until set. Cool completely.

  • For the filling, combine cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla and instant coffee in a large bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator 30 minutes. Then whip cold cream mixture with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Spread 1/4 of filling on each cookie. Stack cookies. Chill 8 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 45.1g 15% DV; fat 24.5g 38% DV; cholesterol 69.8mg 23% DV; sodium 180.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2009
Great recipe! The cookie portion was easier to work with after I left it in the fridge for a while. I let it bake on parchment paper and it was done in exactly fifteen minutes. I'm not crazy about coffee fillings so I used one from another chocolate torte recipe that's absolutely fabulous: 1 c. heavy whipping cream 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 2/3 c. dark brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese dk. brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until soft. In a separate chilled bowl whip cream to form soft peaks. Then fold into cream cheese mixture. It's hard to resist a chocolate torte! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2009
Great recipe! The cookie portion was easier to work with after I left it in the fridge for a while. I let it bake on parchment paper and it was done in exactly fifteen minutes. I'm not crazy about coffee fillings so I used one from another chocolate torte recipe that's absolutely fabulous: 1 c. heavy whipping cream 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 2/3 c. dark brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese dk. brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until soft. In a separate chilled bowl whip cream to form soft peaks. Then fold into cream cheese mixture. It's hard to resist a chocolate torte! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I don't think this needs nearly as much coffee as called for. Otherwise very good. Read More
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