Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

A TOH recipe that I would like to try. I am posting it here so that I don't lose it. Looks really impressive.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in vanilla.
  4. Whisk cocoa and water until smooth.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Beat until smooth.
  6. Pour into three greased and floured 9" round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  8. FILLING:.
  9. In a mixing bowl, beat cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form.
  10. Chill until firm.
  11. FROSTING:.
  12. In a saucepan, melt chips and butter over medium heat; stir in cream.
  13. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioner's sugar.
  14. Chill for at least 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  15. Beat with electric mixer to achieve spreading consistency.
  16. PREP:.
  17. Spread half of the filling over one cake layer; top with second layer and remaining filling.
  18. Top with third layer; frost top and sides of cake.
  19. Chill for 2 hours before cutting.
  20. Yield: 12 servings.
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I haven't had a torte since I was 5 (37 years ago). I decided to look one up and see if it was as good as I had remembered. This is an EXCELLENT recipe and was exactly like I remember (well, to the best of my knowledge as I am 43 years old :( ). This is a must try if you are looking for a fantastic chocolate torte. Thanks Tricia for the stroll down memory lane.