Prep Time 25m
Cook Time 25m
Ready Time 100m
Yield 10 servings


Ingredients
  • 1 (18.4 oz.) box Pillsbury™ Family Size Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 2/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 EGGLAND’S BEST eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 jar (10 oz.) maraschino cherries, drained, 2 teaspoons cherry juice reserved
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals® Natural Sliced Almonds, toasted*
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Line bottoms of pans with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray.
  • Step 2In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, eggs and almond extract 50 strokes with spoon. Divide batter evenly between pans.
  • Step 3Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge of pan comes out almost clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Carefully invert brownie layers from pans onto cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Step 4Meanwhile, finely chop cherries. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, cherries and 2 teaspoons cherry juice with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate while brownies cool.
  • Step 5To assemble torte, place 1 brownie layer, bottom side up, on serving plate. Spread half of cherry mixture over top of brownie. Top with remaining brownie, top side up; spread or pipe remaining cherry mixture on top. Sprinkle almonds around edge of torte. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Tip*to toast almonds, spread in ungreased shallow pan; bake uncovered at 350°F 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Remove from pan to plate to cool.
Bake-Off is a registered trademark of General Mills ©2010 Eggland's Best is a registered trademark of Eggland's Best, Inc. Fisher and Chef’s Naturals are registered trademarks of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Elgin, IL 60123-7820
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