Hazelnut Mocha Torte
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
The cake turned out well, but I have some questions/comments: 1. My 9" cake isn't as tall as the picture. The cake layers are pretty thin. What's the diameter of the cake in the picture? I'm thinking of doubling it next time and going for 4 layers. 2. The waxed paper was new to me. I had to play with it to really get it down in the corners. 3. The batter doesn't smooth out like a typical cake. I played with that, too, and got better with the 2nd layer. 4. I had to do step 4 twice. I think we are to break the yokes and mix them before we start this process. I'm new to this as well, so cooked some of the yoke the fist time. The second time, I broke yokes and went more gradually than the instructions. Is that right? Seems fine now. 5. Step 6 does skip over the actual frosting. To be safe, I froze the cake again for a few minutes before starting that. I learned a lot!
It was a huge success!!!!
I made this Mocha Torte for my German Mother's birthday last month - she loved it - and so did everyone else at the dinner party. It tasted and looked like it came from a european bakery ... will make again.
The last three steps in the instructions are all about frosting the cake.
Didn't you skip the frosting the cake part of the instructions? Unless I'm totally missing it.. (Buttercream)?
This cake was AMAZING! I have never had so many compliments on a cake. Perfect for a special occasion. Will be making it again!
I keep reading this recipe and haven't the instructions about spreading the buttercream icing left off?
What a cake!Truly the best one I have ever made. It isn't easy but well worth it!