Chocolate Truffle Cake

54
Angela Gray

By
@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 its 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 sister's birthday, it was a big hit. She thought I had bought it at a bakery.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What an insanely good chocolate cake recipe. People will absolutely think you got this from a bakery. The cake is moist and tender, but sturdy enough to hold the frosting and ganache layers. This chocolate frosting is rich and smooth. Where this cake gets special is the chocolate ganache filling. It's rich and chocolaty with a slight orange flavor. The rich Lindt truffles are the perfect topping and make the layer cake extra fancy. This cake will make a special occasion extra special. If you're a beginning baker, we'd suggest having someone help you in the kitchen. There are a lot of steps, but the outcome is the perfect cake for a chocolate lover. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
2 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
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
    semi-sweet 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 c
    creme filled Pirouettes (Pepperidge Farm), 27 oz.
  • ·
    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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