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Kilauea Torte at Kona Cafe, Disney' s Polynesian Village Resort

Have I mentioned that I'm a chocoholic? I love the stuff. Chocolate makes me happy.  So, one of my favorite desserts at Walt Disney World is actually a chocolate lovers dream...the Kilauea Torte from Kona Cafe! It's so rich and delicious. There are a few pieces to making this dessert, but trust me, it will be worth it in the end. Chocolate lovers of the world, unite...because you will love this dessert.

Ingredients

  • Ganache
  • 1 cup melted chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Scald the cream in a saucepan.
  • Pour over melted chocolate chips and stir till thoroughly mixed.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup butter unsalted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 1 1/5 cups all purpose flour
  • Peanut Butter Cream
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Combine ingredients and mix well.

Instructions

  • Ganache
  • Scald the cream in a saucepan.
  • Pour over melted chocolate chips and stir till thoroughly mixed.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cookie Dough
  • In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar till smooth.
  • Add vanilla and salt and mix well.
  • Combine cocoa and flour and add to butter mixture. Mix until just well blended. Mixture will be slightly dry.
  • Form into 6 medium and 6 small balls using all of the dough.
  • Place the medium balls into buttered muffin tins dusted with cocoa powder and press dough evenly to the sides of and bottom of tin.
  • Flatten small balls into circles large enough to cover the tops of the tortes and set aside.
  • Preparation:
  • Place one tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture into bottom of the already prepared large muffin tins.
  • Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the ganache over peanut butter in tins, filling almost to the top of the dough.
  • Cover the tops with the dough circles and press firmly to seal.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Once chilled, Place in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool completely before removing from tins.
  • When ready to serve, heat tortes in a 200 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove, place on plate and top with whipped cream.