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    Pf Changs Great Wall of Chocolate Cake

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    2 hrs 30 mins

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    CIndytc's Note:

    A copycat recipe from PF Changs...

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    Chocolate Ganache Frosting


    1. 1
    2. 2
      Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter 2 - 9" round cake pans. LIne the bottoms of the pans with circles of baking parchment or wax paper. Dust the sides of the pans with flour and tap out the excess.
    3. 3
      In a microwave-sage bowl, melt the chocolate on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until melted, stirring halfway through cooking. Set the chocolate aside to cool to room temperature for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder and salt together with a whisk.
    5. 5
      In another large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until combined. Beat in the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. One at a time, add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Add the flour mixture and milk in thirds, beating until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pans and spread evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of each layer comes out clean. Transfer the pans to a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully invert the cake layers onto the rack and cool completely.
    6. 6
      To make Frosting:.
    7. 7
      Place the chocolate into a large bowl.
    8. 8
      In a saucepan, bring the cream, rspberry jam, butter and salt just to a boil. Pour over the chocolate and let it stand for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth, then mix in the vanilla extract.
    9. 9
      Cover with plastic wrap and let the frosing thicken overnight at room temperature or refrigerate it for no longer then 1 1/2 hours.
    10. 10
      To assemble Cake:.
    11. 11
      Place one layer on a serving plate, Spread frosing over the cake and top with the second cake layer. Frost the outside of the cake first, then the top.
    12. 12
      Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2014


      Not even close to the Great Wall of chocolate better off with a devils food box cake.

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    • on March 26, 2011


      As a chocolate cake this recipe is good but it doesn't come close to the richness and flavor of the original. The original is moist and much darker in color. The original cake portion literally melts in your mouth. The copy-cat frosting is good as well but is not as smooth as the original and lacks the texture and flavor as well. The finished product was comparable in size and stature to the original and is a very impressive cake. The recipe needs to be refined further to capture the true nature of the original. I would not recommend making this unless you like a very, very dry cake.

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    • on February 04, 2010

      I think that the frosting and cake were good, HOWEVER.. 18 oz of chocolate for the frosting made way to much!! I frosted both cakes and have some left over! I think I can frost about three more cakes +. I was a little irritated because the 4 oz Bittersweet chocolate bars cost almost three dollars a piece...and i have more frosting than I can handle now.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pf Changs Great Wall of Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 486.7
    Calories from Fat 270
    Total Fat 30.0 g
    Saturated Fat 18.4 g
    Cholesterol 131.4 mg
    Sodium 184.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 29.5 g
    Protein 5.7 g

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