Chocolate Torte

Recipe by Tricia Foley
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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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 three greased and floured 9" round 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.
  • FILLING:.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Chill until firm.
  • FROSTING:.
  • In a saucepan, melt chips and butter over medium heat; stir in cream.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in confectioner's sugar.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • Beat with electric mixer to achieve spreading consistency.
  • PREP:.
  • 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.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
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