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Jingle Bell Torte

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Amaze your guests for the holidays with your pastry baking skills by using our easy shortcut tricks to making a sparkling and decadent Jingle Bell Torte. It starts with a cake mix and will end with memory-making raves!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar red maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped, with 1/4 cup juice reserved
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) jar green maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, with 2 tablespoons reserved for garnish
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 (8-inch) round baking pans with cooking spray.

2. Stir reserved cherry juice into chocolate cake batter. Pour into prepared cake pans.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. When cool, slice cakes horizontally in half, making 4 layers.

4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in whipped topping, red and green cherries, and pecans.

5. Place 1 cake layer on platter and evenly spread one-quarter of cream cheese mixture on top. Repeat with remaining cake layers and finish with cream cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with reserved pecans.

6. In a small microwaveable bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave 1 minute, stirring until smooth; add 10 seconds, if necessary. Drizzle melted chocolate on cake and refrigerate until ready to serve. 



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WOW!!! This looks amazing and colorful for Christmas! My grandkids will be crazy about it. Printing right now. I'll let you know how it goes. Happy Holidays!

We'd love to hear how it goes! Happy Holidays to you and yours, too.

This looks delicious ! Have not come across green maraschino cherries before, will have to look for them as a Xmas garnish.

This looks festive and delicious!

It looks so very yummy and oh so fatting.

This will definitely be served for the holidays. Likely more than once, or twice, or three times. Looks like a keeper.

How festive! I'll have to try this one!

OMG IM IN HEAVEN !!! this will be made , im printing this out now !!

Sounds good. Looks terrific. I might substitute cherry liquor for the cherry juice just for the holidays.

Looks deliciously sinfull!

I have to make dessert for Bible study next week. I think we'll be having Jingle Bell Torte.

If this wouldn't make your bells jingle your clapper must be broken! Beautiful!

I'm very happy to try the Jingle Bell Torte for Christmas.....but I might just make it ahead of time to see if I can do a good job....thanks for all your great recipes.

This looks so festive! Would love to try it!

Looks amazing, could you all come by my house with a piece :)

This looks delicious and would be a great dessert for the Christmas holidays.

It would be a great dessert for Christmas.

This certainly looks like a cake I am willing to come off of my diet to try, and that's saying a lot because I have already lost 62 pounds since april of this year and only have 18 more to go.

Sounds like a great recipe.

Looks wonderful!

It looks great.

This looks awesome and would be perfect for christmas :)

Looks like something I would try, but might be a little too sweet for my taste!

This looks wonderful and sounds so easy to make. It'll be a hit for Christmas.

This cake looks so pretty and delicious!

Perfect for a holiday desert

gonna make this. cant wait!

Marachino cherries? I'm in!!! leenilee at att dot net

How festive and delicious this looks!

looks dee-lish!! Anything with chocolate and cherries is an A-plus recipe in my book!! nom nom nom

Looks delicious

Made this last year for our social club Christmas party & it was a big hit! Looks wonderful & tastes divine, very moist.

I am going to make this for my Advent by Candlelight this weekend. It looks amazingly delicious.

that looks really elegant!

wow, that looks fantastic!

This looks absolutely decadent!

This looks awesome and plan on adding this to our Family Christmas dinner YUMMY

Looks good and very colorful.

This torte looks delicious and very rich. I love that it uses red and green cherries.

Looks Yummy

oh, this looks wonderful! added to my food board :)

This looks really yummy and easy to make!

This looks wonderful so it's got to be delicious.

OMG good. I'm one of the few people who actually love fruitcakes, fruit stollens, and now this cake. Oh well, I'll just have today it all by myself.

This was awesome. We made it for Christmas. The guests loved it.

a friend made this and gave me a piece.....oh its so good!!! had to get the recipe. He used a red velvet cake mix.


This is such a beautiful and easy to make cake for the Holidays. I just had one problem. My melted chocolate wouldn't drizzle. I put it on in clumps. I think the next time I'll just buy some hot fudge sauce and put it on just before serving.

I am going to try this for Christmas. Whooooooooo It's so good.

Yeah, can use Betty Crocker GF cake mix and make a fantastic GF desert

I am so anxious to make this for the holidays, but I am having a heck of a time finding green marachino cherries! Where can I find them other then buying in bulk?

Go to the candied fruit area in the produce section and it should be there.

Delicious ! when wanting to print a recipe, just highlight the recipe and choose selection in the printing window.

totally amazing flavor.this will be another special occasion cake for me & my crowd

I will be making this for our family Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas!

how long can i keep this in fridge and still be fresh tasting??? i have to go out of town the wkend before christmas and would like to make it ahead !!!

My daughter and I made this last Sunday and it turned out wonderful! SOOO Good!! I am going to make another one for New Year's Day....

if i make jingle bell torte now. will it hold up in frig til friday xmas party at 4 pm. thanks

I'll rate Mr. Food recipes 5 Stars, specially the dessert recipes like the Jingle Bell Torte.

The Jingle Bell Torte was beautiful. I wish i can make it exactly like Mr. Food did it. "OOh, It's so good!!! Congrats Mr. Food.

I think it will be great for xmas. Very fashionable for any table. Looking forward to making it.

my mom and i are looking forward to making and eating this for the new year 2012!!!

went on line to get it after my wife told me about that i have seen it , i can't wait for her to make it. merry christmas !!!

haven't done it yet but can't wait to try it for Xmas!

looks yummy were making it for our christmas dersert

Boy that looks so pretty!


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