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Harvest Pumpkin Torte

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Category: Desserts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Eggs; separated
  • 3/4 c Sugar; plus...
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • Slivered almonds (optional)


1 c Canned pumpkin
1/4 c All-purpose flour
1/3 c Butter or margarine
3 tb Shortening
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1 3/4 c Powdered sugar

1 tb Butter or margarine
2 tb HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 tb Water
2/3 c Powdered sugar
1/4 ts Vanilla extract

Heat oven to 375 F. Line 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly roll pan with foil;
generously grease foil. In large mixer bowl, beat egg yolks on medium speed
of electric mixer 3 minutes; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating 2
additional minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda
and salt; add to egg yolk mixture alternately with water, beating on low
speed just until batter is smooth. Stir in vanilla; set aside. In small
mixer bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining
1 tablespoon sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold beaten
egg whites into chocolate mixture until well blended. Spread batter evenly
into prepared pan. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until top springs back when
touched lightly. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto
clean, slightly dampened towel. Carefully peel off foil. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare PUMPKIN FILLING. Cut cake crosswise into four equal
pieces. Place one piece on serving plate; spread about 3/4 cup PUMPKIN
FILLING over top. Repeat layering with remaining cake and filling, ending
with cake layer. Spread CHOCOLATE GLAZE over top; garnish with almonds, if
desired. Refrigerate until serving time. Refrigerate leftovers. 8 to 10

PUMPKIN FILLING: In small saucepan, combine pumpkin and flour; cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils (mixture will be very
thick). Remove from heat; set aside. Cool completely. In small mixer bowl,
beat butter and shortening until creamy; add spices. Gradually add powdered
sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Slowly blend in pumpkin mixture.
Refrigerate until mixture ready to use. About 2-1/4 cups filling.

CHOCOLATE GLAZE: In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter; add cocoa
and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Do not boil.
Remove from heat; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with
whisk until smooth. Add additional water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until of
desired consistency. About 1/2 cup glaze.

Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation. Recipe
may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.

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