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Chocolate Torte Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Torte Frosting

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"A creamy chocolate frosting good for chocolate cakes. Makes enough to frost one layer cake."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  1. Combine eggs and sugar, and mix well. Cook in a double boiler, stirring constantly until thickened.
  2. Pour mixture into a medium size bowl, and add chocolate. Beat until cool. Beat in butter or margarine.
  3. Chill frosting until thick enough to spread.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2008

This icing is not for a beginner... you have to know how to use a double boiler correctly and don't panic when you add the chocolate that it gets lumpy because the butter smooths everything out... the suggestion to refridgerate and whip it is very good and the icing itself is quite tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2010

As someone else said, this is not frosting for a beginner. You have to continuously stir and watch it on the stove. You have to make sure that your eggs don't cook, or else you'll have scrambled eggs in your frosting. I put mine through a strainer before adding to the chocolate. Put your eggs and chocolate in your mixing bowl at the same time. The butter needs to melt, that too can cause lumps. Then you have to put it in the freezer and wait, wait, wait until it is the proper consistency. This was tasty, but I'm not sure that it was worth the effort. It is very rich, so don't put a lot on any cake.


14 Ratings

Aug 09, 2007

Turned out excellent! My husband will eat whatever type of cake I put this on. When chilled in the fridge and then whipped in the mixer it makes a mousse-like frosting.

Dec 16, 2006

Delicious frosting. I used it for the Swiss Chocolate Cake, as recommended. Not overly sweet. I added ~1/3 c. powdered sugar towards the end, b/c I thought it tasted a bit too bitter. I also let the butter come to room temp. before creaming it in a separate bowl, and then adding it to the frosting. I recommend frosting the cake while the frosting is at room temp. After I chilled the frosted cake, the frosting was so stiff I don't know how I would've spread it. It also didn't make *quite* enough to spread between three layers and the top, so next time I may just make it a double layer cake. Also goes great with pecans. This is the first time I've made a frosting that was mainly eggs instead of the powdered sugar + moisture kind. Very delicious, I will definitely make it again.

Sep 04, 2007

I absolutely loved this frosting recipe. It went perfectly with the torte I made for it and also was terrific for other chocolate cakes. The texture was superb, smooth and fluffy at the same time. I would only advise to add a little more chocolate (well, that is if you are a chocoholic like me).

Sep 17, 2010

i put this frosting on the marble swirl cake found on this website. i added half a cup of milk to the egg mixture before heating and i substituted the squares with unsweetened cocoa powder and added just a little more butter.the result was a not too sweet, creamy, delicious frosting. i made it for a party and got lots of great feedback, some even wanted the recipe. i will be making this again and again and again.

Nov 17, 2010

YUM YUM YUM YUM!!! This was sooooo good. I don't really like frosting made with just the powdered sugar- this was a delicious alternative!

Dec 04, 2007

I would give 0 star if I could. tasted really cheap and it was lumpy and not smooth.


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  • Calories
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 148 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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