German Prinzregenten Torte ( Eight Layer Cake )

Recipe by Olha7397
READY IN: 27mins




  • Cut 8 (8-inch) rounds from wax or parchment paper, grease, and place on greased baking sheets.
  • TO MAKE THE CAKE: Cream together the 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Sift together twice the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder and fold into the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and spread thinly into circles, as evenly as possible, on the wax paper rounds, to within 1 1/2 inches of the edges.
  • Bake at 375ºF for about 7 minutes or until just lightly tinted.
  • Carefully remove each batch as it is done and spread out on a board to cool while the rest are cooking.
  • When all are cold, join together with the filling.
  • Chill well and cover with the chocolate which has been melted over hot water.
  • Decorate with rosettes of whipped cream and flaked chocolate.
  • TO MAKE THE FILLING: Put the cocoa, cornstarch, and sugar into a mixing bowl and blend to a paste with some of the milk.
  • Bring the remaining milk to the boiling point, add the cornstarch mixture, and stir over moderate heat until thickened.
  • Put aside until lukewarm.
  • Have the BUTTERS softened, mix them together, and beat until creamy.
  • Gradually whip into the cornstarch cream.
  • Allow to cool before using.
  • Cooking for Family and Friends.