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Chocolate Tiramisu Cake

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Chocolate Tiramisu Cake
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8
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That's amoré--our decadent version of a coffee-scented Italian favorite has a time-saving cake layer made from prepared mix.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Soaking Syrup

1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon instant coffee granules or crystals
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup coffee-flavored liqueur

Filling

1
cup whipping cream
1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese or 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla

Garnish

1
teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. Make and bake cake as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 25 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, instant coffee and water. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in coffee liqueur. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Brush flat side of each cake layer with soaking syrup until absorbed. Place cakes in freezer for 5 minutes.
  • 4 In chilled 1-quart bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. (Do not overbeat.) In another small bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until smooth and creamy.
  • 5 Place 1 cake layer rounded side down on serving plate. Top with half of mascarpone mixture. Place second layer rounded side down on top. Top with remaining mascarpone mixture. Cut cake into wedges; place on individual dessert plates. Place cocoa in fine strainer; sprinkle plates and cake with cocoa. Store cake in refrigerator.
Tips  

If you'd prefer not to use coffee liqueur in the Soaking Syrup, increase the water to 1/2 cup and increase the instant coffee to 2 1/2 teaspoons.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
310
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
53%
(
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
140mg
46%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
37g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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