Chocolate Torte Cake

I found this recipe in the Hershey's Chocolate Lovers cookbook. I've had it for many years, but just tried the recipe this year and it is FANTASTIC!! Cake is very moist - perfect for guests. For the oil, I use canola and it is perfect.

Ready In:
45mins
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ingredients

directions

  • TORTE: Preheat oven to 350°F Grease & flour three 9-inch round baking pans.
  • In large mixer bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water - batter will be thin. Divide batter among prepared pans.
  • Back 20 to 25 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans and then remove to wire rack. COOL COMPLETELY.
  • Spread filling between layers reserving 1/2 cup for garnish on top. Spread cocoa glaze over top of torte. Refrigerate. Before serving, garnish with reserved filling. Keep refrigerated after serving.
  • FILLING: In small mixer bowl, beat whipping cream and icing sugar until stiff.
  • Fold in vanilla until evenly blended.
  • If desired, fold in mint extract and red food colouring. This makes a nice touch for the Christmas season.
  • COCOA GLAZE: In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add cocoa and water, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat. Gradually add icing sugar and vanilla, beating with wire whisk until smooth.
  • Note: if you only have 2 cake pans, reserve the remaining batter in the refrigerator while the first 2 layers bake.
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"I found this recipe in the Hershey's Chocolate Lovers cookbook. I've had it for many years, but just tried the recipe this year and it is FANTASTIC!! Cake is very moist - perfect for guests. For the oil, I use canola and it is perfect."
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  1. Daisies777
    NOT a good cake recipe. I was super excited about this recipe. I just wasted a good hour and a half that was so not worth it. The cake breaks apart too easily, tastes like a plain box cake... And the "cream" is runny so the cake absorbs it. I followed the instructions to the letter. So disappointed
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  2. MOM0627
    I am so happy I found this recipe!!! I made this years ago and lost the recipe. This is a cake that my family requested on many occasions. It is a little time consuming, but WELL worth it! Thank you for posting.
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  3. Ecossaise
    I found this recipe in the Hershey's Chocolate Lovers cookbook. I've had it for many years, but just tried the recipe this year and it is FANTASTIC!! Cake is very moist - perfect for guests. For the oil, I use canola and it is perfect.
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