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Sensational S'More Torte

Sensational S'More TorteThis first prize-winning rich chocolate cake is layered with graham crackers, melted chocolate and mini marshmallows. Created by Linda Bibbo of Chagrin Falls, OH.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
1 (3.5-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 cup cold milk
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 cups miniature marshmallows - divided use
16 whole graham crackers
10 fudge-covered graham crackers or 5 squares chocolate graham crackers

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line bottom of two 8-inch-square cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking cocoa, baking soda and salt in large mixer bowl. Beat in sour cream, butter, eggs and vanilla extract until just moistened. Beat on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until light in color. Spoon into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For Filling: Combine morsels in microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 Minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  5. Combine pudding mix and milk in large mixer bowl. Beat for 2 minutes or until thickened. Beat in cream cheese. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in 3 cups marshmallows.
  6. Slice each cake layer in half horizontally. Place two layers, side-by-side, cut-side-down on large serving platter. Spread 1/2 the melted chocolate over the cake layers. Lightly press half the graham crackers into melted chocolate, cutting crackers to fit. Spread 1/2 the filling over graham crackers. Repeat with remaining cake layers, melted chocolate, graham crackers and filling, covering tops only, not sides of cake.
  7. Coarsely chop chocolate covered graham crackers. Sprinkle over top of torte. Sprinkle with remaining marshmallows. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories: 640 Calories from Fat: 290 Total Fat: 32 g Saturated Fat: 20 g Cholesterol: 75 mg Sodium: 590 mg Carbohydrates: 84 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 56 g Protein: 7 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.