Give your guests something to talk about after your next dinner party. This chocolate torte is filled with a decadent caramel mousse made with HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel. Make the mousse ahead of time to make assembling this dessert a breeze.
Prepare Chocolate Caramel Mousse. Cover; chill 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 9-inch round baking pans with wax paper; grease and flour wax paper.
Combine cocoa, butter, shortening and water in saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda in large bowl. Stir in cocoa mixture until blended. Beat in buttermilk, eggs and vanilla until blended. Pour into pans.
For sour milk: Use 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup.
Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Gently stir Chocolate Caramel Mousse until of spreading consistency. Spread half of mousse between cake layers; spread remaining mousse on top of cake. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Drizzle with Chocolate Caramel Drizzle. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish top of cake with additional candies, if desired. Refrigerate leftover cake.
Chocolate Caramel Mousse:
1. Stir together sugar and gelatin in small saucepan; stir in milk. Let stand 2 minutes to soften gelatin. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil.
2. Remove from heat. Immediately add candies; stir until melted. Stir in vanilla; cool to room temperature.
Chocolate Caramel Drizzle: Place 30 unwrapped HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates filled with Caramel and 2 teaspoons water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 15 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until candies are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.