Chocolate Truffle Cake

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

RICH CHOCOLATE CAKE (3 LAYERS)
1 c cocoa, unsweetened
2 c boiling water
1 c butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 c sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder *not a typo, just 1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp salt
CHOCOLATE GANACHE FILLING WITH
GRAND MARNIER
9 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c heavy cream
1/2 Tbsp Grand Marnier
2 tsp grated orange zest
SATINY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c milk
1 c (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 1/2 c powdered sugar
CAKE GARNISH #1
1 bag of Lindt truffles, milk chocolate and white chocolate
1 large jar of chocolate jimmies/chocolate sprinkles
CAKE GARNISH #2
1 bag M&M's of your choice
1 27-oz can of creme filled Pirouettes (Pepperidge Farm)
ribbon

The Cook

Angela Gray Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Bristol, TN (pop. 26,702)
angiemath
Member Since Jul 2011
Angela's notes for this recipe:
I made this for my son, James', 14th Birthday Party and it was a big hit. The idea came from combining several different cake recipes and a little imagination. The cake is super moist but holds it shape beautifully under the rich chocolate silk frosting. Beneath each layer, there are 3, is a layer of rich chocolate ganache. To crown off the top of this beautiful cake, I used Lindt Chocolate Truffles, it is just so sinful and good ! Trust me, it is worth the effort ! ****Made Cake # 2 for my Sisters Birthday, it was a big hit ! She thought I had bought it at a bakery !!
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Um... YUM! This super delicious, uber chocoalte-y cake is a force to be reckoned with. From the creamy, dreamy icing to the moist layers of cake, this is a chocolate lover's dream come true.

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user Angela Gray angiemath - Sep 27, 2011
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user Tess TJM tmoo - Sep 27, 2011
this should take a blue ribbon and/or feature of the week!!!! looks great!!!!I can taste it from here... heheheheeee I love Lindt truffles... yummers.... could trap me with those... heheheeee
user Christine Whisenhunt cwhisenhunt - Sep 27, 2011
WOOHOO! I've been waiting for you to post this! Thanks Angela!
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 27, 2011
Sounds wonderful and this is just beautiful!!
user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Sep 27, 2011
Wow that looks lethal! My mom made yummy cakes for our bdays but nothing like that! :)

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