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Every good cook occasionally needs to prepare a quick and easy dessert that looks spectacular. If you have a ready baked angel food cake on hand in the freezer, you can put this dessert together in minutes. For 1 (10 inch) torte you will need: 1 (3 to 4 oz.) pkg. chocolate pudding mix

1 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tbsp. dark rum or coconut flavored rum
1 (10 inch angel food cake pre-baked, homemade or purchased
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
Chocolate curls or shaved chocolate for garnish


To make chocolate curls, have semi-sweet chocolate in 1 ounce block at room temperature. Using a potato peeler, shave the chocolate into curls. To make larger curls, place chocolate into microwave oven on "defrost: for 20 seconds. Shave immediately. Combine pudding mix with the milk. Heat to boiling, stirring and cook until the mixture boils and is thickened. Cool slightly. Stir in the sour cream and rum. Split angel food cake into 3 layers. Spread chocolate mixture between the layers, stacking layers back on top of each other again. Whip the cream and add the powdered sugar to sweeten slightly. Spread over top and sides of the cake. Decorate top with chocolate curls or shaved chocolate. Serve immediately, or cover with a dome and refrigerate up to 3 hours before serving.

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