Chocolate Bavarian Torte


  • 1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix (not pudding in the mix type)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2⁄3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream, whipped or 1 (8 ounce) cartoncool whip non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
  • chocolate shavings or cocoa, for garnish


1 _ Bake cake layers according to package directions.

2 _ Remove from pans.

3 _ Let cool.

4 _ Split each layer in half.

5 _ Cream brown sugar, vanilla, cream cheese and salt until sugar is dissolved and mixture is light and fluffy.

6 _ Fold in whipped cream or Cool Whip® topping.

7 _ Put one layer on plate.

8 _ Top with some of filling.

9 _ Add next layer.

10 _ Top with more filling.

11 _ Add third layer.

12 _ Top with more filling.

13 _ Add top layer and spread the rest of filling on top.

14 _ Garnish with chocolate curls or sprinkle with cocoa.

Note: An easy way to make chocolate curls:.

Melt a cup of chocolate chips with a teaspoon of Crisco shortening and pour (about 1/4-inch thick) on the back of an ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan.

Let it sit until it firms up (don't refrigerate) and then take a spoon and scrape a long line of chocolate.
It will curl as you scrape.

Or use small metal pancake turner to form curls.

Hold pancake turner at 45° angle and scrape chocolate into curls.