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Chocolate Torte

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10-12 servings Easy
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Ingredients (19)

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
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Chocolate Torte

This big impressive looking three layer cake, is always perfect with its delicious whipped cream filling and the yummy chocolate frosting. Making this from-scratch cake is well worth the effort, just ask any chocolate lover.

Instructions

  1. 1In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Whisk cocoa and water unril smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Beat until smooth.
  1. 1Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350 F. for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  1. 1In a mixing bowl, beat cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form. Chill until firm.
  1. 1In a saucepan, melt chips and butter over medium heat; stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners’ sugar. Chill for at least 1 hour or until completely cooled. Beat with electric mixer to achieve spreading consistency.
  1. 1Spread half of the filling over one cake layer; top with second layer and remaining filling. Top with third layer; frost top and sides of cake. Chill for 2 hours before cutting.Yield: 10-12 servings.
  1. 1More good recipes at: www.havefunbaking.com
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