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Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

"Mom's three-layer chocolate cake was always perfect with it's delicious whipped cream filling and a yummy chocolate frosting. Making this from scratch cake is well worth the effort--just ask any chocolate lover!"
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55 m servings
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Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. 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.
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form. Chill until firm.
  4. In a saucepan, melt chips and butter over medium heat; stir in cream. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar. Chill for at least 1 hour or until completely cooled. Beat with electric mixer to achieve spreadable consistency.
  5. 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.

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Most helpful positive review

This cake is absolutely incredible!!! Whether you make the entire cake recipe as written, or choose to make just the cake or just the icing, you will not be disappointed. This is definetly we...

Most helpful critical review

A couple of issues. First and foremost, It's not a torte, it's a cake. I did not realize that a torte is made with *much* less flour to get that fluffy, almost mousse like quality, after being d...

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This cake is absolutely incredible!!! Whether you make the entire cake recipe as written, or choose to make just the cake or just the icing, you will not be disappointed. This is definetly we...

For over 35 years this is the cake recipe I've always known as "The Perfect Chocolate Cake." And make no mistake about it, it is aptly named, because it IS perfect. I've always let the water an...

My dad was devastated when he remembered that this recipe was lost in his recent apartment fire. Funny thing is, he got it for free in the mail many years ago back when you used to get those pac...

I give this cake 5 stars, however I had one reservation—The frosting could be improved. The cake portion was probably one of the best “from scratch” cakes I have ever made and it is RICH and de...

This was a great cake - very rich and tasty!!! Be prepared for a lot of dirty dishes. The only small problem that I had was with the chocolate frosting - when I stirred the powdered sugar into...

A couple of issues. First and foremost, It's not a torte, it's a cake. I did not realize that a torte is made with *much* less flour to get that fluffy, almost mousse like quality, after being d...

As a whole, I felt it really wasn't worth all the effort. The cake part is good (used half coffee / half water), the filling is just whipped cream - which who doesn't love whipped cream? But t...

GREAT cake for chocolate lovers! I love chocolate, so I used fresh brewed coffee in place of water and added hot cocoa mix to the mixture for an extra kick...and boy was it chocolaty! Cake is pe...

Made this for a party. It was a big hit :)

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