Chocolate-Orange Torte

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 491 calories
    • Fat 17 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 17 mg
    • Sodium 366 mg
    • Protein 6 mg
    • Carbohydrate 81 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 55 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 2 1/4-ounce package slivered almonds (1/2 cup)
  2. Check 4 oranges
  3. Check 1 20-ounce package double-chocolate muffin mix
  4. Check 1cup sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a 9-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Finely chop the almonds. Grate 1 teaspoon orange zest from one of the oranges and cut strips of zest from another to use for garnish. Squeeze 1 1/2 cups juice from the oranges.
  3. Prepare the muffin mix according to the label directions but substitute 3/4 cup of the orange juice for water and blend in the chopped almonds and grated zest.
  4. Pour into pan. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool torte in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and the remaining 3/4 cup orange juice. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  6. To serve, spoon the sauce over the torte and garnish with the orange-zest strips.
     If you made it from scratch: 2 1/2 hours.