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Macadamia Fudge Torte

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1996

Enjoy these chocolate fudge tortes packed with macadamia nuts, served with caramel sauce – a delicious dessert!

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1996.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Ready in
3 h
12
Servings
412
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1/3 Cup low-fat sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/2 Cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Cake:

  • 1 18.25-ounce package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup oil
  • 1 15-ounce can sliced pears in light syrup, drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 chopped macadamia nuts or pecans
  • 2 Teaspoons water

For the sauce:

  • 1 17-ounce jar butterscotch caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/3 Cup milk

Directions

For the filling:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 or 10-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepan, combine filling ingredients; cook over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally.

For the Cake:

In large bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon and oil; blend at low speed for 20 to 30 seconds or until crumbly. (Mixture will be dry.)

Place pears in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade; cover and blend until smooth.

In another large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of the cake mix mixture, pureed pears and eggs; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Spread batter evenly in sprayed pan. Drop filling by spoonfuls over batter. Stir nuts and water into remaining cake mix mixture. Sprinkle over filling.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled.

For the sauce:

In small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until well blended, stirring occasionally.

Just before serving, spoon 2 tablespoons warm sauce onto each individual dessert plate. Top each with wedge of torte. If desired, serve with ice cream and garnish with chocolate curls.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving412
Total Fat17g26%
Sugar30gN/A
Saturated4g20%
Cholesterol44mg15%
Protein6g11%
Carbs65g22%
Vitamin A35µg4%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.2%
Vitamin C0.6mg0.9%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K7µg8%
Calcium125mg12%
Fiber2g10%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)49µg12%
Folic acid20µgN/A
Iron3mg14%
Magnesium36mg9%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg4.1%
Phosphorus191mg27%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium273mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12%
Sodium486mg20%
Sugars, added8gN/A
Zinc0.8mg5.3%