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Chocolate-Raspberry Torte

Chocolate-Raspberry Torte
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Delight your Valentine with this flavorful marriage of chocolate and raspberry. Bake in heart-shaped pans to make this chocolate-raspberry torte an extra special treat.

Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk

Instructions:

Stir together cocoa and boiling water in a small bowl until smooth; set aside. Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour into three greased and floured 8-inch layer pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pint cold whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • several drops red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Instructions:

In small bowl, combine whipping cream, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and food coloring, and beat until stiff.

To assemble cake: Spread a thin layer of jam, then a third of the cream filling between each layer, reserving one third of the cream for the top. Spread a thick layer of jam on the very top. Using a pastry bag, decoratively pipe the remaining cream around the top of the cake.

Updated Monday, March 24th, 2003

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One Response to Chocolate-Raspberry Torte

  1. Anonymous February 7, 2006 at 1:41 am #

    Yes! The greatest cake ever! Would love to make it every day!

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