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Cream Torte with Espresso Sauce

Cream Torte with Espresso Sauce

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 45 mins

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This ultra-creamy dessert is made with mascarpone cheese and sponge cake. Then it's served with a whipped cream and espresso sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 small sponge cake or 18 ladyfingers, split lengthwise
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 8 - ounce carton mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • recipe Espresso Sauce (see recipe below)
  • teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  1. Cut cake into enough 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices to line bottom and sides of 8-inch springform pan. Or line with split ladyfingers, cutting to fit. Set aside.
  2. In a small custard cup, combine gelatin and the 2 tablespoons water. Let stand to soften for 5 minutes. Place custard cup in a small skillet or saucepan filled with 1 inch of simmering water. Heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks, sugar, the 1/4 cup water, and the gelatin mixture.Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Place over boiling water (upper pan shouldn't touch the water). Cook, beating constantly with the electric mixer on high speed, for 13 minutes or until mixture is very light and fluffy. Remove mixture from heat. Gently stir egg mixture into cheese until combined.
  4. Beat cream until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold into cheese mixture. Pour into cake-lined pan. Cover; chill for several hours or until firm.
  5. Prepare Espresso Sauce. To serve, remove sides of pan and place torte on a platter. Sift cocoa powder over torte; cut torte into wedges. Spoon Espresso Sauce on dessert plates. Place a wedge of torte on sauce. Makes 8 servings.

Espresso Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cold espresso*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  1. Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Beat in cold espresso and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cool.

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