Chocolate Truffle Cake

Being at home with family and friends, I can't remember enjoying a vacation better! I am enjoying all the pampering and the good food both at my mother's and at my inlaws' place.

This cake is decadent and a great treat for chocoholics! My bro being one,this was the second of his birthday cakes.

You will need:

8 (1 oz) chocolate squares
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Truffle Filling:

1 oz semisweet chocolate squares, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 to 2 (oz semisweet chocolate squares, finely grated

Stir together the 8oz chocolate squares, milk and butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat, and cook, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat, and let mixture cool slightly (about 10 minutes).

Whisk together eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in melted chocolate mixture until blended and smooth.

Combine flour, sugar, soda and salt; whisk into chocolate mixture until blended and smooth.

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. (I used an 8" square pan which made two layers)

Bake at 325° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.

Microwave coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate squares and cream in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute and then every 30 seconds until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth and slightly thickened. Let cool slightly (about 15 minutes).

Spread 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Chocolate Truffle Filling evenly on top of 1 cake layer. Top with 1 cake layer; spread 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Chocolate Truffle Filling evenly on top, reserving remaining 1/2 cup Chocolate Truffle Filling. Top with remaining cake layer.

Spread warm semisweet chocolate mixture over top and sides of cake. Chill cake 30 minutes or until chocolate glaze is firm. You can press a metal spatula against the still warm glaze to create a rippling effect. Sprinkle grated semisweet chocolate evenly over top of cake and serve.


Enjoy the chocolatey goodness!

27 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! and a very easy recipe too. bookmarked!

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  2. Looka fantastic and love the grated chocolate on the top.

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  3. Love it! Scared to make it though incase I end up eating the entire thing by myself! :(

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  4. That's one scrummy cake :-)

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  5. WOW that looks super delicious.
    ENjoy the pampering

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  6. The idea to sprinkle grated semisweet chocolate on the top of such a yummy cake is really creative,
    overall good photography too :-)

    Regards,
    Vibha.

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  7. That is one decadent looking cake! A chocolate lovers dream!

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  8. Im drooling over.. nice recipe

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  9. Chocolate Truffle cake.. yummm:) I will make it when my brother visits me because he loves chocolate cake:)

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  10. That looks absolutely dense, moist and delicious Namratha. Nice to know you are enjoying yourself at home. I also just saw your beer mug cake - just awesome! You are so creative.

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  11. looks moist n sinful..perfect dessert..

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  12. HI,
    Nice blog and yummy recipes.I liked your cake very much. Can I add you in my friend's list???

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  13. Oooo...Looks delicious!! I enjoy your blog and have included you on my regular visit blogs! Looking forward to trying out.

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  14. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm Iam hungry. Tempting and alluring cake.

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  15. wow! am drooling over it!

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  16. Wow....this looks so yummy! A true treat for a chocoholic like me :)

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  18. OH MY I'm drooling here viewing this delicious choccie cake!! :P

    Rosie x

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  19. Your cake looks so moist and decadent! Definitely for a chocolate lover :). I'd like to include your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you're interested!

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  20. Nams, am planning to bake this tom, though the recipe says 3 layer n round cake, yours is square n two layered..pls let me know how can I go abt wt a square 8" pan of 2quart capacity..two layer would suffice? n also if the the filling wd b enough for it..(my son loves choco..so planning this one for his 3rd! :) ) Awaiting ur early answer! Thankyou in Advance! :)

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  21. Hi Purnima, thanks for pointing it out, I had apparently forgotten to mention that I've used an 8" square pan which makes two layers( split in half). I've updated my post now.

    You could use your 8" pan, but I must mention that the cake will be pretty dense. If possible do bake this cake in 3 pans for a softer and better textured cake. Baking it all in one pan would make it like a brownie, thick and non-spongy, as you can see in the pic. It still tastes good though! :) Hope all of this helps...happy baking and hope your son will like this! :)

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  22. Nams, thanks a lot for tips! I shall bake it in three parts. I hv one pan :) The single piece you have kept looks like yum pastry, much better than the store brought ones too! Thanks again! Shall post u thru mail photo feedback. By 31st Jan.

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  23. Namratha, sorry to pester u yet again..wd begin baking in few hours, could you kindly let me know..8 squares, One ounce, the first ingr. is 25 gms? (query bcoz the baking chocolate here is 1 square = 25 gms/1 oz, or the eating chocolate, 3 squares = 25gms/1 oz..) kindly let me know how much is to be taken n wd dairy milk, our eating chocolate do for first set ingr..? Sorry, again for shooting so many queries!! Tks again in advance!!

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  24. Nams, sorry for chewing ur brains, on that oz confusion, 200 gms is what was needed, 50 gms is what I used..LOL..a dense n flavorful cake, loved by my family n bday boy especially...tks so much for your prompt replies to my queries..my post comes in tom wt pics. Thks again! :D Bound to make it another time!

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  25. Dear Namratha,
    Thanku so much for posting such a great recipe...got some doubts can we use our diary milk which we get in our stores...and can i use 8 squares of the same?

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  26. trust me one the most amazing looking and superb chocolate truffle cakes i have ever eaten..!! was simply fantastic..! :) love the stuff u bake nams..! hope i get to eat ur food again sooon..!!

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