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Friday, May 25, 2012

♥ Almond Chocolate Torte ♥

Ingredients:
•2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
•8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
•2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
•1 cup sugar
•1 envelope unflavored gelatin
•1/4 cup cold water
•2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions:

•Set aside 1 tablespoon almonds for garnish. Chop remaining almonds; sprinkle into a greased 9-in. springform pan. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

• In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Beat into cream cheese mixture. Beat in melted chocolate until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.

• Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved almonds. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Yield: 10-12 servings.

~~Quick Cooking March/April 2001~~

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