Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Cake's

The Christmas Fudge Torte

The Christmas Fudge Torte. This delicious fudge torte is perfect for a holiday or Christmas dessert.

It is mildly coffee flavored and topped with a rich chocolate nut glaze.

A special dessert that your guests will truly enjoy.


SERVING: Makes 8-10 servings. 


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz/113g) butter or margarine, softened
    3/4 cup dairy sour cream
    1 egg
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Fudge Nut Glaze (recipe follows)



  1. Heat oven to 350°F (180 C).
  2. Grease 9-inch round baking pan; line bottom with wax paper.
  3. Grease paper; flour paper and pan.
  4. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  5. Add butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla; beat on low speed of mixer until blended.
  6. Increase speed to medium; beat 3 minutes.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan to wire rack; gently peel off wax paper.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. Prepare Fudge Nut Glaze.
  13. Place cake on serving plate; pour glaze evenly over cake, allowing some to run down sides.
  14. Refrigerate until glaze is firm, about 1 hour.
  15. Cover; refrigerate leftover torte.



  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Combine all ingredients except nuts and vanilla in small saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Cool 10 minutes; stir in nuts and vanilla.



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