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Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher torte is a Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares are an easy alternative, but they still feature the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) apricot cake and pastry filling
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, apricot filling, eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack. In a small bowl, mix preserves and vanilla; spread over warm cake.
  • In a small saucepan, combine butter, sugar and cream; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted. Spread over cake; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 410 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
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