Black Forest Torte Cake

2008-11-02

This has become the favorite for birthdays. The slices can be rather small because the cake is so rich. The biggest trick is conning someone into making it for you.

Unusual Tools

  • four 9” round layer pans
  • large mixer bowl
  • mixer
  • vegetable peeler

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1-3/4 cups and 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar, used separately
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup and 3/4 cup soft margarine, used separately
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 2 bars (4 ounces each) Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, used separately
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds

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