Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Mocha Cream Torte

Mocha Cream Torte – a simple and delicious dessert!

Mocha Cream Torte


1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon mocha-flavored coffee drink mix
1 – 18-1/4 ounce package dark chocolate cake mix


1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons mocha-flavored coffee drink mix
4 cups confectioners’ sugar


~Grease and flour three 9-in. round baking pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease and flour the paper.

~In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, brown sugar, butter, walnuts and drink mix; press into prepared pans.

~Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour over prepared crusts. Bake according to package directions.
Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Remove waxed paper.

~For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sour cream and drink mix until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth.

~Place one cake layer, crunchy side up, on a serving plate. Spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Repeat with remaining layers and frosting.

~Store in the refrigerator.

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