Friday, February 27, 2009

Deep Dark Mocha Torte

Looking for the ultimate chocolate cake?
Well here you go....
Indulge in a multilayered chocolate cake with homemade ganache
and it is soooo easy to make!
Spoil your family and friends this weekend.
They'll love you for it♥.Courtesy of Betty Crocker

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup rum or water
1 1/4 teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)
1/3 cup whipping cream

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325ºF for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with shortening (do not use cooking spray); lightly flour. Make and cool cakes as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch round pans.

2. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, stir granulated sugar, rum and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Cool completely.

3. In medium bowl, beat all filling ingredients on low speed just until blended, adding enough milk for spreading consistency; set aside.

4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat all ganache ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.

5. Cut each cake layer horizontally to make 2 layers. (To cut, mark side of cake with toothpicks and cut with long, thin knife.) Brush about 1 tablespoon of the rum mixture over cut side of each layer; let stand 1 minute to soak into cake. Fill each layer with about 2/3 cup filling. Spread ganache over side and top of torte. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude cake mix directions on box for 8- or 9-inch pans.


Christina Bambina said...

I wish we had Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® chocolate fudge cake mix here........ kinda sucks.... we don't .... you're really making me crave a piece, and I'm not a cake kind of person.... ah what abstinence does.....

treat yourself to a second piece, for me! Please!

Diane said...

Mmmmm...we have to try this one! I just need to get to the store because I am completely out of rum and coffee :)

Pineapple Hill said...

Oh dear Meema! You naughty one ♥. I should have known you'd opt for the rum over the water :0) I have rum flavoring which I know is totally living on the edge! Just eat the cake in the evening and you should be okay. teehee

Dottie said...

This recipe looks so good and I have the cake mix. Gotta try it!

Sally said...

I'm thinkin' this cake is the perfect fix for me this weekend!!!

dreamit said...

I think everyone will LOVE me if I make this cake!

monstermash said...

I already have this recipe, being the chocolate freak that I am! Believe me, it IS delicious. I never add the rum or the coffee and it is still to die for!

kelley said...

I happen to know someone who has a birthday coming up that loves chocolate cake. Hmmmmmmmmm.

stacey said...

That looks so yummy!!!!

wendy said...

All I have to say missy -----is you are way to skinny to be able to make all this incredible food that you post about. (what is your secret -----you don't eat it do ya??)

Pineapple Hill said...

thanks Wendy but....whatever...BEAUTIFUL!

sewpink said...

Count me in!