Covered with Kisses Chocolate-Cherry Torte

Fudgey chocolate cake frosted with cream cheese. On the top, a heart is outlined in Mini Kisses and filled in with cherry pie filling.

Covered with Kisses Chocolate-Cherry Torte

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY®’S Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, chilled
  • 1 (10 ounce) package HERSHEY®’S MINI KISSES Milk Chocolate Baking Pieces

Instructions

1 Heat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom only of 9-inch springform pan, or line 9-inch round cake pan with foil; grease bottom of foil.

2 Stir together melted butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; using spoon, beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating with spoon until well blended. Spread batter into prepared pan.

3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is set. (Cake is fudgey and will not test done.) Remove from oven; cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4 Beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Beat cream until stiff; gradually fold into cream cheese mixture, blending well. Spread over top of torte; refrigerate several hours or until set. With knife loosen cake from side of pan; remove side of pan. (Or, lift torte out of pan, using foil; remove foil.).

5 Just before serving, put baking pieces in 6-inch-wide heart outline in center of cake. Fill heart shape with cherries from pie filling; put baking pieces all around outside edge. Serve cold, cut into wedges, with remaining pie filling. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.

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