Macadamia Fudge Torte
Author/Submitted by: Kurt Wait/1996 Grand Prize Winner, Pillsbury 37th Bakeoff
low-fat sweetened condensed milk,
Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake mix
chopped macadamia nuts,
butterscotch caramel fudge ice cream topping
In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups of the cake mix mixture, pureed pears and eggs, beat at low speed until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes at Medium speed. Spread batter evenly in spray-coated pan. Drop filling by spoonfuls over batter. Stir nuts and water into remaining cake mix mixture. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. In small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook over Medium-Low heat for 3-4 minutes or until well blended, stirring occasionally. To serve, spoon 2 Tbsps. warm sauce onto each serving plate. Top with wedge of torte. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt garnished with chocolate curls.
Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 or 10" springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over Medium-Low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon and oil. Blend at Low speed for 20-30 seconds, or until crumbly. Mixture will be dry. Place pears in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade, cover and blend until smooth.