Easy Chocolate Torte

This is one of the easiest elegant desserts I have ever made. It screams chocolate in every bite – perfect for Valentine’s Day. It is straight from Taste of Home. It uses all convenience foods which is normally not what I do, but instead of getting any better, my harried-ness is out of control right now. You certainly could use a homemade brownie recipe and then whip real cream with powdered sugar and vanilla for the topping.

1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 stick butter, softened
2 cups whipped topping
1 teaspoon chocolate sprinkles


Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for fudge-like brownies. Spread batter in a greased and floured 9-in. round or springform pan.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert or release onto a serving plate; cool completely.

In a bowl, stir the melted chocolate and butter until smooth. Spread over brownie layer; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Just before serving, top with whipped topping. Decorate with sprinkles. Yield: 9-12 servings.

Sweet and Savory

This looks so pretty. Easy is good although it gives me an excuse to try a new brownie recipe. I have been told that King Arthur has the best brownies so maybe I will put all th is together.