Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Angela Gray

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@angiemath

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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
2 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Chocolate Truffle Cake

About Chocolate Truffle Cake

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




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