Red Velvet Dream Cake
1 package Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 package (6 oz.) milk chocolate chips, melted
1 (8-oz.) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
1 can Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese
Chocolate shavings, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare, bake and cool cake according to package
directions for two 8-inch round baking pans.
2. For chocolate hearts garnish, pour melted chocolate chips into heart shaped
molds or spread melted chocolate to 1/8- inch thickness on waxed paper-lined
baking sheet. Cut shapes with heart cookie cutter when chocolate begins to set
and lose its shine. Refrigerate until firm. Push heart shapes out of molds and
3. To assemble torte, split each layer in half. Place one split layer on serving
plate. Spread one-third of whipped topping on one layer. Repeat with remaining
layers, making sure to place bottoms of each layer together, leaving top of cake
plain. Frost sides and top of cake with frosting. Garnish with chocolate hearts
and shavings (see below) if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 12 servings
How to make chocolate shavings:
Start with a large block or bar of good quality chocolate. (White and milk
chocolate are softest and curl most easily.) Hold the chocolate with a paper
towel and using a vegetable peeler shave the narrowest side of the block. The
chocolate will curl best if the room or the bar is slightly warm. Keep
refrigerated in a covered container until needed.