Angela Gray Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Cake

By Angela Gray angiemath


Rating:
Serves:
12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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121 Comments

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Beth Watson Beth_Watson
Dec 3, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Cheryl Mathew mixNmatchCHERYL
Jul 17, 2013
Thanks, will post picture!
Have a great day!
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Angela Gray angiemath
Jul 16, 2013
Cheryl, I think you will be so tickled with this cake. I provide fool proof instructions on how NOT to get the dome on top. The Wilton Cake Strips work great or google how to make your own , there are several out there. Good luck and make sure and post a pic or two ! Blessings
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Cheryl Mathew mixNmatchCHERYL
Jul 10, 2013
Drooling over the screen... I love chocolate cakes (who doesn't) I always experieince that my layers are not even on the top, their usually domes and I have to shave them to even it out. Any tips re this would be welcome.

Cheers
Cheryl
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Beth Watson Beth_Watson
Apr 5, 2013
(I really appreciate all of the step-by-step photos also!)