Black Forest Torte Recipe

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Black Forest Torte Recipe
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Black Forest Torte Recipe

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MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING:
  • 2 bars (4 ounces each) German sweet chocolate, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • CREAM FILLING:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate; cool. Pour chocolate mixture, water and vanilla into flour mixture. Beat on low for 1 minute, then on medium for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Divide batter among two 9-in. round pans that have been greased, floured and lined with waxed paper. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.
For chocolate filling, melt 1-1/2 bars of German chocolate over low heat. Stir in butter and nuts. Watching closely, cool filling just until it reaches spreading consistency.
For cream filling, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. To assemble, slice cooled cake layer in half horizontally. Place one bottom layer on a serving platter; cover with half of the chocolate filling. Top with a second cake layer; spread on half of the cream filling. Repeat layers. Grate remaining German chocolate; sprinkle on the top. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Black Forest Torte in Country Extra September 1993, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 452 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING:
  • 2 bars (4 ounces each) German sweet chocolate, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • CREAM FILLING:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate; cool. Pour chocolate mixture, water and vanilla into flour mixture. Beat on low for 1 minute, then on medium for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Divide batter among two 9-in. round pans that have been greased, floured and lined with waxed paper. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cake test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.
  2. For chocolate filling, melt 1-1/2 bars of German chocolate over low heat. Stir in butter and nuts. Watching closely, cool filling just until it reaches spreading consistency.
  3. For cream filling, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. To assemble, slice cooled cake layer in half horizontally. Place one bottom layer on a serving platter; cover with half of the chocolate filling. Top with a second cake layer; spread on half of the cream filling. Repeat layers. Grate remaining German chocolate; sprinkle on the top. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Black Forest Torte in Country Extra September 1993, p49

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tamsfrodo User ID: 1085728 243167
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"How can it be a Black Forest cake without any cherries? This would just be a chocolate torte. It looks scrumptious, though!"

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Gerhard2 User ID: 4357735 15683
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"The recipe sounds good but has a very importen ingredient missing it has to have cherries in the middle , The original torte has no chcolate in the middle. Thank You"

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iluvlemon User ID: 4743462 38082
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"After having this at a friends house, I fell in love with it! It is me and my sisters favorite recipe for cake! The cream filling levels out the chocolate, this cake is simply scrumptious! Now I always ask for this for my birthday! Thanks for the great recipies TOH!"

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jacky1234 User ID: 3173983 14555
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2008

"what can i use instead of heavy cream, we do not have it in Israel"

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