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Chocolate and Cherries Fudge Torte


30 Min.
3 Hr.
Skill Level:
1 torte

Try this impressive Chocolate and Cherries Fudge Torte recipe for an unforgettable Valentine's Day dessert! The simple but stunning recipe begins with a simple and delicious torte flavored with HERSHEY'S Cocoa. Then, HERSHEY'S KISSES Candies act as a chocolaty border to make this dessert a visual delight, too. Finish your cute Chocolate and Cherries Fudge Torte off by arranging the cherry topping in a heart shape for a photo-worthy end to the perfect romantic evening.

Need more Valentine's Day inspiration? These Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies are romantic and sweet.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
50 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Prep Time
3 hours


  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), melted
  • 1-1/4 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 2/3 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 package
    cream cheese (8 oz), softened
  • 1 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    whipping cream , chilled
  • 1-1/2 cups
  • 1 can
    cherry pie filling (21 oz), chilled

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
pan 9-inch springform pan
foil foil
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
mixer mixer
wire rack wire rack
bowl bowl
refrigerator refrigerator
rubber scraper rubber scraper

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9-inch springform pan, or line 9-inch round cake pan with foil; grease bottom of foil.


Stir together melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; using spoon, beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating with spoon until well blended. Spread batter in prepared pan.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is set. (Cake is fudgy and will not test done). Remove from oven; cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Beat cream until stiff; gradually fold into cream cheese mixture, blending well. Spread over top of torte; refrigerate several hours or until set. With knife loosen cake from side of pan; remove side of pan. (Or, lift torte out of pan, using foil; remove foil).


Just before serving, put chocolates in 6-inch-wide heart outline in center of cake. Fill heart shape with cherries from pie filling; put chocolates all around outside edge. Serve cold, cut into wedges, with remaining pie filling. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert. 12 servings.

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