Brownie Ganache Torte

  • Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

1 1/4cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4cup Almond Toffee Bits
1tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar
1/4cup Butter
1/2cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1tablespoon Coffee flavored liqueur or Irish Creme liqueur
1cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1box Fudge Toffee or Fudge Brownie mix (19.5 oz)
6tablespoons Butter
3tablespoons Water
3large Egg Whites
1/2cup Chopped Slivered Almonds,toasted

Instructions

CRUST

Lightly butter bottom only of a 10" springform pan or spray with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, toffee bits, brown sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter with a fork until crumbs are coated. Press in bottom of buttered pan.

CHOCOLATE LAYER

In a 1 quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium-low heat until hot. Stir in liqueur. With a wire whisk, stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Remove from heat. Place 1/4 cup chocolate mixture in small microwavable bowl; set aside for drizzle. Pour and carefully spread remaining chocolate mixture over crust. Freeze for 20 minutes.

FILLING

Meanwhile, heat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, mix brownie mix, 6 T melted butter and the water, beat 50 strokes with a spoon (mixture will be thick). In a small bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until soft peaks form.  Add to the brownie mixture; beat with electric mixer on low speed just until blended, about 30 seconds. Remove crust from freezer. Spread batter over chocolate layer. Sprinkle almonds evenly over the top. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until center is puffed and set and edges are firm (middle will be soft). Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Run knife around side of pan; remove side. Microwave reserved chocolate mixture on high for 10 to 15 seconds until desired drizzling consistency; drizzle over torte. To serve at room temperature, cool an additional hour. Or refrigerate until serving time. If desired, top with whipped cream.

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