Black Forest Torte
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 2/3 cup butter
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-3/4 cups sugar
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-1/4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- CHOCOLATE FILLING:
- 2 bars (4 ounces each) German sweet chocolate, divided
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- CREAM FILLING:
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper, set aside. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth and cool. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Add the chocolate mixture, water and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 1 minute; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Pour into the prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For chocolate filling, melt 1-1/2 bars of German chocolate in a heavy saucepan or microwave; stir until smooth. Stir in butter and nuts. Watching closely, cool filling just until it reaches spreading consistency. For cream filling, beat cream in a chilled large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.
- Split each cake into two horizontal layers. Place one layer on a serving plate; 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. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 452 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Oct 10, 2019
Please people, do not rate a recipe you did not bother to prepare and taste. You're skewing the ratings for a fabulous Chocolate Torte. Post your comment and do not rate. I agree, this recipe is not for a traditional Black Forest Torte containing cherries. My Great Aunt first made this for me in 1976. This Torte became the most requested birthday cake in our family. I lost this recipe during a move 2 years ago. I was thankful someone shared this recipe. This cake stores well in the refrigerator.
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!
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
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!
Jun 18, 2008
what can i use instead of heavy cream, we do not have it in Israel