Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe
 

Ingredients

RICH CHOCOLATE CAKE (3 LAYERS)
1 c cocoa, unsweetened
2 c boiling water
1 c butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 c sugar
4 lg eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder *not a typo, just 1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp salt
CHOCOLATE GANACHE FILLING WITH
GRAND MARNIER
9 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c heavy cream
1/2 Tbsp Grand Marnier
2 tsp grated orange zest
SATINY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c milk
1 c (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 1/2 c powdered sugar
CAKE GARNISH #1
1 bag of Lindt truffles, milk chocolate and white chocolate
1 lg jar of chocolate jimmies/chocolate sprinkles
CAKE GARNISH #2
1 bag M&M's of your choice
1 27-oz can of creme filled Pirouettes (Pepperidge Farm)
ribbon
The cake is super moist but holds it shape beautifully under the rich chocolate silk frosting. Beneath each layer, there are 3, is a layer of rich chocolate ganache. To crown off the top of this beautiful cake, I used Lindt Chocolate Truffles, it is just so sinful and good !
Um... YUM! This super delicious, uber chocoalte-y cake is a force to be reckoned with. From the creamy, dreamy icing to the moist layers of cake, this is a chocolate lover's dream come true.                       

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