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Elegant Chocolate Torte

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“A tender, four layer chocolate cake has a yummy pudding-like filling. Instead of the whipped cream frosting, you could use chocolate-flavored whipped topping." From Taste of Home.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For filling, in a small saucepan, combine flour, sugar and salt. Stir in milk and syrup until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring often.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with syrup and water. Beat just until combined.
  4. Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  5. Cut each cake in half horizontally. Place one bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with a third of the filling. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining cake. In a mixing bowl, beat frosting ingredients until stiff peaks form; spread or pipe over top and sides of cake.

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