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Grandma Zauner's Dobosh Torte

Grandma Zauner's Dobosh Torte

"This rich torte has been a tradition in our family for many years. My mother still serves it on Christmas Eve as a birthday cake for the Christ child."
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45 m servings
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar very well. Add water and vanilla. Sift together flour and baking powder; add to mixing bowl. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Pour into three 8-in. greased and floured baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool and remove from pans. For frosting, beat all ingredients except cream. Stiffly whip cream and fold into frosting. Split each cake in two. Spread frosting between all layers and around entire torte. Store in refrigerator.

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Wow! Really good. I made this for my daughter's birthday party and everyone loved it. I made it in the 3 pans as directed, but opted not to cut those in half. The frosting was so good that it is...

This was my first homemade cake from scratch, and it was fantastic! Fluffy and deliciously chocolaty. Made it for our restaurant group's office party, and even the corporate chef loved it! Ta...

I baked this in three 9 inch pans and they looked beautiful. However, I wasn't pleased at all with the taste or texture. The cake was dry, hard and spongy (I followed the recipe exactly so I d...

Excellent! My cakes fit perfectly in two cake pans. I also did not cut the layers in half (they were too spongey to cut with a thread.) Otherwise I followed the directions exactly. Everyone love...

My Grandma Holzberger made this cake too! She cut each cake into 3 layers. My Mother carried on the tradition and now my daughter makes this cake for us. Grandma knew some Zauner's. ...

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