A rich chocolate cake is glazed with Smooth and Glossy Chocolate Chip Glaze. You can use either round pans or heart-shaped pans for this recipe.

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1 - 2 layer 9 inch cake


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat oven to 350 F. Generously grease and flour 2 heart-shaped or 9-inch round baking pans.

  • In small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa. In large bowl, beat 2/3 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add chocolate mixture, egg yolks, vanilla and almond extracts; beat until blended. Gradually add flour, salt and milk; beat until well blended. Stir in almonds.

  • In medium bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, beating just until soft peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate mixture. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.

  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes (cake will settle slightly); remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

  • Place one cake layer on serving plate; spoon half of glaze over layer. Top with second layer. Spread top and sides with remaining glaze. Cool until glaze is set. Garnish as desired. 10 to 12 servings.

  • Smooth and Glossy Chocolate Chip Glaze: In small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water and 3 tablespoons sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup Mini Chips and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat with whisk or spoon until chips are melted. Use immediately.

Nutrition Facts

464 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 46.3g; fat 29.6g; cholesterol 101mg; sodium 260mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

Rating: 5 stars
This was very good, and not too difficult to make. It turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I just LOVE this receipe!!! It is the best of the best, i just LOVE the receipe, of course I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really liked this recipe, though everyone else in my family thought it was too sweet. I would make it again, though. It was chocolatey enough and looked really nice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fairly simple to put togeher. Came out great - didnt settle too much. Tastes great. I used Almond meal in the first, and grated chocolate in the second. Next two are going under lock and key so the kids dont eat them before I can frost them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Chocolate Lover's Torte, it's what's for breakfast! I made this for my dude for Valentine's Day breakfast. Coupled with coffee, milk, and a giant heart shaped box of chocolates I knew I was alive-heaven on earth! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
I made this for co-workers birthday, and I was embarrassed. The almonds overpowered all other flavors, and the presentation was terrible. I found it to be a sloppy mess. I would never recommend this or make it again. Read More