I made this cake for the first time last week for our annual cook off at work. One of the judges said she loves chocolate so much that my cake, as pretty as it was, had no chance of winning her vote. I'm happy to say that not only did I win her over but I won the dessert category! She could not believe how delicious and moist this cake was; everyone loved it and had to have the recipe. This is my first time to write a review on a recipe; had I not read the reviews before attempting to make this cake, I might not have won. They were all very helpful.
I too made a few adjustments to the original recipe; regardless of the size of cake pans you use, the cook time is longer than 15 minutes. I used nine inch cake pans so the cook time was increased to 22 minues. I was a little conerned that the Amaretto would be over whelming but it was not, I used the exact amounts it calls for. The whipping cream was increased to 3 cups so there would be enough icing for the sides. Beat the wipping cream to very stiff peaks, it will soften up a lot once you add the pudding mixture. Instead of placing sliced almonds on the top of the cake, I added more chocolate covered toffee pieces by using a star cookie cutter as a mold. This cake is a new family favorite that I will continue to make year after year!
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I made this cake for the first time last week for our annual cook off at work. One of the...