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Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe

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Love chocolate? Then this tender, luxurious layer cake is for you. With a ganache glaze and a fabulous bittersweet filling, the indulgence is so worth it. —JoAnn Koerkenmeier, Damiansville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • GANACHE:
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 676 calories, 38 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 299 mg sodium, 84 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the milk, butter and chocolate over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture until smooth. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well (batter will be thin).
  3. Transfer to three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For filling, in a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in confectioners' sugar and cream until smooth.
  5. For ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache reaches a spreading consistency.
  6. 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. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Truffle Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 676 calories, 38 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 299 mg sodium, 84 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

I made this for my family and it was a huge hit! The cake was extremely moist and just the perfect amount of chocolate and sweet. The ganache smoothed out and made the cake look gorgeous too.

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

I found this cake little hard.. Its not very soft.. Any idea what went wrong? I used this recipe exactly as mentioned

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

Amazing Cake - It was my first time at making a cake.. and I end up being a proud cake making girl.. yaaaayyy.. thanks.. and yes, I am here to share the applauds I got from my family.. :)

Great Recipe!!!

Thanks a ton!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

I have tried this cake yesterdays. It looked just like in the picture above. My husband was impresses. Although it took me 2h to make it. I have a really small oven and had to cook each layer individually. It was worth it. I thought it to be really simple to make, it is tasty and not so sweet. I will make it again for my son's 1year birthday but this time ... with white chocolate

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Reviewed May. 27, 2013

It was absolutely amazing! Everyone loved it... some said it was the best they had ever tasted!

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