CHOCOLATE TORTE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 3/4 cups 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 6 ounce package chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Directions

  • In 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 until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Beat until smooth.
  • Pour into 3 greased and floured 9" baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla on high speed until soft peeks form. Chill until firm.
  • In a saucepan, melt chocolate 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.
  • Spread 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.

Notes

Categories: Misc. Dessert 

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