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Chocolate Cheesecake Torte

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Ingredients
  Two layer size german chocolate cake mix 16 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Package)
  Canned mandarin orange sections 11 Ounce (1 Can)
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Tablespoon (1 Envelope)
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon, finely shredded
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 2
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Prepare cake batter according to package directions.
Pour into two greased and floured 9x1 1/2-inch round layer pans.
Bake in 350° oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes.
Remove from pans; cool thoroughly.
Drain oranges, reserving 1/4 cup syrup.
Dice sections; set aside.
Soften gelatin in reserved syrup; dissolve over hot water.
Cool slightly.
Beat together cream cheese and sugar.
Beat in egg yolks, lemon peel, and juice.
Stir in cooled gelatin.
Beat egg whites till stiff; whip cream.
Fold egg whites and cream into gelatin mixture with oranges.
Turn into 8x1 1/2-inch round layer pan.
Chill till set.
Unmold onto bottom cake layer.
Cover with second cake layer.
Sift powdered sugar over top.
Garnish with chocolate curls and additional mandarin oranges, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes

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