Pumpkin-Chocolate Torte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

November/December 2012

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If you’re ready for a change from standard pumpkin pie, try this pumpkin torte recipe with a deep chocolate flavor. Pureed pumpkin helps make the dessert incredibly moist and dense. The topping is whipped cream with a touch of vanilla and sugar and a bit of pureed pumpkin folded in.

Pumpkin-Chocolate Torte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

11 Reviews for Pumpkin-Chocolate Torte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Holiday Winner Second Year in a Row!

Made it two years in a row for Thanksgiving and there wasn't a single morsel left! Did two things differently: separated all eggs and added the beaten whites into the batter to lighten it a tad; skipped the whipped cream and offered pumpkin flavored black tea with it. The torte really doesn't need the whipped cream, but if you like it, why not.

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Thanks for the tip on

Thanks for the tip on separating the eggs. I hate the heaviness of GF baked foods and this might help.

Not too sweet: just the way we like it!

My family really loved this! I made a few adjustments: I coated the top of the torte in a thick layer of whipped cream. But I used maple syrup to sweeten the cream, and added about 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice to it. Then, over the frosting like layer, I drizzled chocolate. The orange color of the cream and the chocolate looked perfect for Halloween. I will say that the torte by itself tasted a little strange... but I think that I just overcooked it a little.

Not super sweet, chocolaty, great for halloween
I couldn't get a picture of the full cake... that's how much people wanted it!
Very Chocolate-y

This was very easy to make and also gluten free. I had a bunch of pumpkin to use and this looked perfect. The torte tastes best the day after you make it, if you don't wait it tastes more pumpkin-y. I skipped the pumpkin in the whipped cream because i wanted more chocolate flavor. Instead of that and sugar I used 1TBLS of maple syrup (grade B) to sweeten and vanilla to flavor the whip cream. It is very good, I would serve it for company.

chocolate flavor, easy to make, gluten free

Enjoyed this recipe and everyone who tried it wanted the recipe. My husband is very picky and he loved it. Can't wait to make it again but this time adding a raspberry sauce instead of the whipped cream.

Lite, tasty, lots of chocolate flavor, not super sweet

Delicious! Even our 15 year-old grandson (Mr. Picky Eater) wanted seconds. Best with vanilla ice cream.

very chocolatey,

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