Chocolate Truffle Cake

Moist, rich and dense Chocolate cake!! I prepared it for my nephew's bday and it was a big hit :) It takes bit long time to prepare but definitely worth the effort. Adapted from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chocolate-Truffle-Cake

Chocolate Truffle CakeMoist, rich and dense Chocolate cake!! I prepared it for my nephew's bday and it was a big hit :) It takes bit long time to prepare but definitely worth the effort. Adapted from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chocolate-Truffle-Cake

Summary

5150
  • Coursedessert
  • Cuisineenglish
  • Yield16 servings 16 serving
  • Cooking Time2 hours, 30 minutesPT2H30M
  • Total Time2 hours, 30 minutesPT2H30M

Ingredients

Cake
Milk
2 1/2 Cups
Unsalted Butter
1 Cup
Semi Sweet Chocolate
8 Ounces
Egg
3
Vanilla Extract
2 Teaspoons
All Purpose Flour
2 2/3 Cups
Granulated Sugar
2 Cups
Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon
Salt
1/2 Teaspoon
Filling
Unsalted Butter
6 Tablespoons
Bitter Sweet Chocolate
4 Ounces
Confectioners' Sugar
2 1/2 Cups
Fresh Cream
1/2 Cup
Ganache
Semi Sweet Chocolate
10 Ounces
Fresh Cream
2/3 Cup

Steps

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the milk, butter and chocolate over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; let stand for around 10 minutes until it cools down.
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  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Get ready 3 greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla.
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  4. Stir in the prepared chocolate mixture until smooth.
  5. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  6. Gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well (batter will be thin).
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  7. Transfer to the prepared pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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  8. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. For filling, in a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate.
  10. Stir in confectioners' sugar and fresh cream until smooth. Cool it down completely.
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  11. For ganache, place melted chocolate in a small bowl. You can melt chocolate either in microwave or on stovetop.
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  12. In another saucepan, bring cream just to a boil.
  13. Pour over chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache reaches a spreading consistency.
  14. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with half of the filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread ganache over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator.
  15. I prepared 2 cakes instead of 3 with the same measurements and baked my cakes for 40 minutes. I prepared only half the filling cream since I had only 2 layers. I baked my cakes a day before filling and ganache preparation. It is easier to spread the filling, if cakes are prepared bit ahead.
    Chocolate Truffle Cake