Black Forest Torte

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup butter (only butter will work)
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs

Chocolate Filling:

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butter (only butter)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream Filling

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.  In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate.  Cool.  Pour chocolate mixture, water anad vanilla into flour mixture.  Beat on low for one minute, then on medium for 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Divide batter between two 9 inch round cake pans that have been greased, floured, and lined with waxed paper.  Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.

For chocolate filling, melt 12 ounces of the chocolate chips over low heat.  Stir in butter and nuts.  Watching closely, cool filling just until it reaches spreading consistency.  For cream filling, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.

To assemble, slice cooled cake layers in half horizontally.  Place one bottom layer on a serving platter; cover with half of the chocolate filling.  Top with a second cake layer; spread on half of the cream filling.  Repeat layers.  Grate remaining semi-sweet chocolate;sprinkle on top.  Refrigerate until serving.  Serves 12 to 16.

NOTE:  I don’t like cake, but this is truly delicious!!!

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