Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{Recipe} Chocolate Torte


I am about to share with you the cake that changed my life. Literally, it did. I must tell you the story. I was living in a new area, roughly 6 years ago, I didn’t know a soul. A lovely sweet gal dropped by my home with this beautiful cake on my birthday. Not only was the cake delicious but it also started a beautiful friendship. And to this day, she is one of my best friends. In return, I like to share this cake and my friendship to continue this tradition. Now I encourage you to step out of your box, make this cake, and meet someone new. You never know you may meet a new friend.


{Chocolate Torte}

1 Devil’s Food cake mix

1C. Sour Cream

1 pkg. (3.5 oz) Instant chocolate pudding

3 Eggs

½ c. Oil

1 1/3c. Water

Combine cake ingredients and mix well. Grease two 8-in. round cake pans. Substitute cocoa for flour so you avoid the white film on your cake. You can also cut out circle rounds with parchment paper for easy removal of cake. Bake cake for 42-43 minutes. Test with a toothpick. Let stand 5 minutes in pan then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack. I prefer to chill the cakes for a little while before proceeding to cut. After cakes have cooled completely cut each cake round in half horizontally making 4 round pieces.


1 pt. HEAVY whipping cream (no exceptions)

1 (8-oz.) block Cream Cheese (full calorie, NO exceptions)

2/3 c. Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla

½ tsp. Salt

In you mixing bowl whip your whipping cream until very thick. In a separate bowl blend together Cream Cheese, Brown Sugar, Vanilla and Salt. Now fold together the Cream Cheese mixture and the Whipping Cream.

Finally, put the cake together. Lay 1 cake round on a cake stand and frost. Next place another cake round on top of the frosting and repeat process.

Chocolate Torte 2


I Large Hershey’s Chocolate Bar

Garnish the top with Chocolate curls.



  1. Oh gosh, I have a headache in excitement just looking at that cake!! This is definitely one I'll be making tomorrow (really feel I need it!!!)

  2. Thank you for posting this! I bookmarked this back in March. I am going to make it with a girlfriend this weekend! I'll bake off & cool the cakes ahead of time so we can focus on making the frosting and decorating. I'll take some pics and provided you don't mind, link credit for the recipe to your blog (my email is

    Thanks so much for posting!

  3. In progress now!...but just realized that you indicated "pudding" as an ingredient but did not include it in the instructions. Not sure where to put it - does it get layered into the cake??

  4. Arg...I eventually realized that you meant for all those ingredients (pudding and sour cream) included in the cake. My bad.

  5. I just made this... but my frosting turned out more fluffy than stiff... did you let yours chill in the fridge before you cut into it? I cut into mine and the layers slid apart... still tasty though :D

  6. I made the Most Amazing Cake with the sour cream, chocalate chips and pudding as instructed in the receipes instructions. Everything was great until I check on cakes while cooling. They fell so bad while cooling that it reminded me of a old cartoon I once saw. I had to laugh because it was just one of those cooking days where everything went wrong. I did not have a mixer so I had to mix by hand, could that of caused it? I haven't bake in many years but I was okay at it. I have forgotten a lot so could someone Please tell me what I did wrong. Oh, do you use salted butter or unsalted butter for the icing. I have forgotten that as well.

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