Celebrating One Year with a Triple Chocolate Torte

Wenderly turned ONE this week!

I seriously cannot believe that an entire year has flown by. It seems like yesterday that I clicked the “publish” button for the first time moments before dashing out the door to church Easter morning. The adrenaline mixed with the gazillion butterflies flitting around in my belly at that very moment have never quite gone away. This past year has been filled with one incredible experience after the next and I will cherish each and every one of them for a lifetime.

Yesterday I was reflective, but today I wanna CELEBRATE so I’ve decided to share the most scrumdillyicious, decadent dessert that I can think of…

A Triple Chocolate Torte.

This cake has been our ceremonial go-to-cake for any special occasion, birthday or holiday for as long as I can remember! It is a show stopper above all showstoppers, a crowd pleaser like no other and nothing less than delectable.

I’d like to thank all of YOU wonderful people out there and you certainly deserve nothing less than the best.

So here we go, let’s make the cake, shall we?

This triple chocolate torte has three steps, go figure…

First we’ll make the cake, you’ll need…


Buttermilk, oil, eggs, baking soda, flour, Hershey’s® cocoa, sugar and salt.

 

Start by separating the eggs.

 

Once you’ve done that, put the egg whites in a mixing bowl.

 

With a whisk attachment, beat until nice and foamy.

 

Add 1/2 cup of sugar,

one teaspoon at a time..

 

You’ll want to continue mixing until stiff peaks form.

With a spatula, gently scrape egg whites into a separate bowl.

 

Pour remaining cup of sugar and all other dry ingredients into the mixing bowl,

 

add buttermilk,

 

oil,

 

and two egg yolks.

 

Mix until smooth.

 

Gently fold in the egg whites.

 

Mix until incorporated and batter turns a yummy milk chocolate color.

Pour batter into two 9-inch round cake pans lined with parchment paper that have been sprayed with non-stick baking spray.

 

Bake in 350º oven for 25 to 30 minutes until center springs back when lightly touched. Let cakes cool for 5 minutes in pan before turning out onto cooling rack.

While waiting for cakes to cool, we’ll get started on the heavenly chocolate cream filling.

 

You’ll need,


Hershey’s® cocoa, sugar, cold whipping cream and vanilla extract.

 

Beat ingredients on low speed until thick and creamy and set aside (try not to eat it all before assembling the cake).

 

The third and final step…the chocolate glaze!

You’ll need,


Semi-sweet chocolate chips, light corn syrup, butter and water.

 

After bringing the butter, corn syrup and water to a boil in a small saucepan,

add the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

 

Mix until the glaze becomes nice and shiny.


Let cool to room temperature.

 

And NOW the time has come to assemble the cake. Place cake round on plate, slather with chocolate cream filling, place second cake on top and gently press down to make cake even.

Pour chocolate glaze and spread evenly all over top and sides of cake.

 

 

Or just let the glaze ooze over the edges rather than smoothing it out. The choice is yours.

 

Once the glaze is set, cut a big slice…

Sit down to enjoy the most scrumptious chocolaty cake you’ve ever put in your mouth.

Thank you for a magical year.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Wenderly

 

Triple Chocolate Torte
Serves 10
The most scrumptious chocolaty cake you’ve ever put in your mouth.
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Cake ingredients
  1. 2 eggs, separated
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  3. 1 1/4 cups flour
  4. 1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  5. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  8. 1 cup buttermilk
Chocolate Cream Filling ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup sugar
  2. 1/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  3. 1 1/2 cup cold whipping cream
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Glaze Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons butter
  2. 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  3. 3 tablespoon water
  4. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Trace and cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of two 9-inch round baking pans and spray with a non-stick baking spray.
For the cake batter
  1. In a mixer with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until foamy.
  2. Slowly add in 1/2 cup sugar, teaspoon at a time, until the mixture makes stiff peaks.
  3. Remove mixture from mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Next put all dry ingredients, including remaining cup of sugar into mixing bowl and give a stir.
  5. Add the two egg yolks, oil and buttermilk and mix until smooth.
  6. Carefully fold eggs whites and sugar into the batter with a spatula until incorporated.
  7. Pour batter into parchment lined pans and bake until cakes gently spring back after being touched in center, 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Let cakes cool 5 minutes in pan before turning onto cooling racks. Let cool completely.
  9. While cakes are cooling it’s time to make the chocolate filling.
For the Chocolate Filling
  1. In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment combine the sugar, cocoa, whipping cream and vanilla extract and mix on low speed until filling becomes stiff. (Then stick your finger in and taste a little cloud of heaven, repeat as necessary).
  2. Now it’s time to make the chocolate glaze.
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, light corn syrup and water and stir until the mixture just comes to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, stir until chips are melted and glaze is shiny.
TO ASSEMBLE
  1. Generously spread chocolate cream filling all over one cake. Place second cake on top and gently press down with hand to make cake even. Carefully clean edges of cake where filling may have squeezed out. Then pour cooled chocolate glaze on top of cake and spread evenly on top and sides. Let set. Store leftovers in fridge (if there are any).
  2. Enjoy!
Adapted from Adapted from Hershey’s Cookbook (I think)
Adapted from Adapted from Hershey’s Cookbook (I think)
Wenderly http://wenderly.com/

 

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39 Comments

  1. Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    What a BEAUTIFUL recipe!! And I just have to say, I have loved getting to know you this past year… you and your blog are just delightful!!!

  2. Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Goodness! What a way to celebrate for sure. Drooling over here…

    Congratulations again sweet sistah!

  3. Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Happy 1 year! That cake looks amazingly chocolatey! :-D

  4. Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Everyone deserves such a cake on an anniversary. Looks so good!!

    I’m so glad we met!! Now bring me some cake….

  5. Posted April 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh, YUM!!! Looks like my kinda cake. Happy 1 year!!

  6. Posted April 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Nothing like a delicious looking cake like this to make a celebration perfect! Looking forward to what you have in store for the coming year.

  7. Posted April 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh God!, I have to make this cake!. I´m fond of chocolate and this one looks great.
    Regards from Spain

  8. LittleAbit
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    great. like cake and fudge/brownie. also there’s recipes simpler like this one. so keeps up for new recipes

  9. Posted April 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Happy Blogaversary! This torte looks like a really delicious way to celebrate. :-)

  10. Posted April 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Good golly, Wendy, this looks absolutely decadent. I would eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner and call it good!

  11. Posted April 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Now that’s a cake to celebrate with! I love that picture with the glaze oozing down the side, it makes me want to reach through my screen and grab it!

  12. Posted April 9, 2011 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I want some cake! Scrumptious. But, seriously, Wendy…has it been only a year? I feel like you’ve been blogging for more than that…you’re so accomplished! Happy Blogiversary to Wenderly.

  13. Posted April 9, 2011 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Looks so delectable. Thank you for the recipe. I have got to try this..

  14. Posted April 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I just gained 5 pounds by the time I got to the end of your post, lol! Congratulations…..on to the next anniversary!

  15. Posted April 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Happy one year to you! That looks is a decadently perfect way to celebrate!

  16. Posted April 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh MY!!!

    {PS….love your yellow KitchenAid!}

  17. Posted April 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on one year! What a great way to celebrate. Been thinking of you! Hugs and love!

  18. Posted April 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that cake is lovely! I need more cake in my life! What a great way to celebrate!

  19. Posted April 11, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Oh my, Wendy. That is one gorgeous chocolate cake. I could eat that filling all day.

  20. Posted April 11, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    What a drop dead gorgeous cake! Happy One Year Anniversary beautiful! Have a great day :)

  21. Posted April 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    My sweets do you know how to celebrate a birthday or what!!! This chocolate cake looks heavenly & happy blog b’day to you and all your hard work. Can’t wait to see what the future holds :)

  22. Posted April 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I die. Gorgeous cake, my dear.

  23. Posted April 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful torte! I’m drooling over here!

  24. Posted April 12, 2011 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    I do believe that is the nummiest way to celebrate…gorgeous!! Congrats again :)

  25. Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Happy one year Blogaversary! That torte is so worthy of the celebration.

  26. Posted April 13, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    What a fabulous cake! Congratulations. Love your step by step photos.. beautiful and instructive! I’m always DyingforChocolate, so this is a cake on my must make soon list :-) Thanks

  27. Posted April 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    What a great way to celebrate! I’m thinking my hubby would love this for our anniversary in June!

  28. Posted April 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate is by far the best way to celebrate!

    I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/14/chocolate-birds-nests/

    • Posted April 15, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much for stopping by Allison! So nice to *meet* you! And thank you so much for inviting me to share my recipe on your linky! I hopped over and did so!

  29. Posted April 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    oh my, this looks so, so good!!! I just love chocolate recipes.

  30. Jason
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Yumm. Looks bueno.

  31. Cheryl
    Posted April 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I made this cake. Honestly, I’m a decent cook and baker; I get alot of compliments from my family and I’m always looking for new recipes. This was the best chocolate cake I have ever had. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will make this again and again for all our special occasions.

    • Posted April 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

      I am so thrilled to hear that Cheryl, thank you so very much! What a sweet compliment! And I thank you for taking the time to tell me as well! Have a lovely day!

  32. Posted April 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    My mouth is watering looking at these amazing pictures! Can’t wait to try this out soon. I love how many pictures you use to show your baking process – it is so helpful!

  33. jane
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    hi, quick question… for the cake… 1/2 Hershey’s Cocoa, is that 1/2 cup?

    • Posted May 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jane,

      Yes, it’s 1/2 cup of Hershey’s Cocoa. Thanks so much for pointing that out!!

  34. Posted July 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Looks divine! And also looks like you’d need a big glass of milk to go with that slice :)

  35. Nida
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    I got to ur page via She Wears Many Hats, and tried your recipe yesterday on my brother’s engagement anniversary! It was the 1st layer cake iv ever tried And let me tell you that this is the softest, yummiest, scrumptious, most delectable cake i’ve ever had!! Everyone complimented that it tastes and looks like a cake from a famous bakery in our town and i couldnt stop smiling :) Thankyou so much for the recipe! Im a fan! will definitely keep coming back and try more of your recipes!

    • Posted September 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

      Nida!

      I am so HAPPY to hear that! Thanks so much for stopping by and for letting me know that you enjoyed the Triple Chocolate Torte!! That just makes me smile ear to ear!

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