Torte Recipes

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Dobos Torte

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The word 'dobos' means 'like a drum' in Hungarian. However, this cake is named after its creator, Hungarian pastry chef Josef Dobos.

Fourteen Layer Chocolate Cake

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Fourteen very thin layers with chocolate between each layer. Hope you enjoy this! I am from Georgia and make it all the time for church functions and family reunions.


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I first tried this at baking school, and I became addicted to is a layered dessert of a thin cake with ground almonds, filled with ganache and coffee buttercream, and topped with more ganache. It's a lot of steps, but well worth the effort. You can make all the parts a few days in advance and store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. Just be sure to let the buttercream and ganache soften for a while at room temperature before spreading.

Chocolate Torte

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A four layer dark chocolate torte with a cream cheese and cream frosting. This cake is a family tradition. Every occasion deserves a Chocolate Torte!

Black Forest Cake II

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Wonderful chocolate layer cake which is soaked in Kirsch liqueur, with cherry filling.

Brownie Torte

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This torte is delicious and very rich with a brownie-like texture studded with walnuts and topped with a chocolate glaze.

Sacher Torte

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This is pretty darn close to the original classic dessert produced by the Sacher Hotel in Vienna, Austria. It is a dense, not-too-sweet, apricot and chocolate concoction. It is a lot of work but WELL worth the effort!

Apple Bavarian Torte

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This torte is made in a springform pan. Cream cheese, almonds, and apples deck this to the nines! Enjoy this dessert with your loved ones during the holidays.

Pumpkin Torte II

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This pumpkin dessert has a graham cracker crust and cream cheese and pumpkin layers. It's finished with whipped topping and walnuts.

Black Forest Cake I

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This recipe delivers a classic version of the original Black Forest cake with whipped cream frosting and sour cherries.

Sybil's Old Fashioned Lemon Layer Cake

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This is one of my grandmother's recipes, a Southern classic. It is similar to a doberge--six thin layers with a tart lemon filling. I usually need 3 large fresh lemons for this recipe to produce the zest and juice.

Doberge Cake

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Based on the Hungarian Dobos torte (pronounced Do-bash), this cake was developed in New Orleans and is now a staple throughout Louisiana. It's my husband's all-time favorite and has become a birthday tradition.

Inspiration and Ideas

Dobos Torte

This classic torte—made with 6 layers of homemade sponge cake and chocolate buttercream—is topped with wedges of crisp caramel-topped cake. Try it yourself!

Chocolate Pinwheel Cake

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This cake has chunks of dark chocolate in a pinwheel shape after baking. Frosting is not necessary - it has a rich fluffy chocolate filling. The best! From my mom's mom.

Ukrainian Prune Torte

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Great-Grandma used prunes and prune fillings in many goodies of her own creation. Prune torte is one of them. The filling is even more delicious when made with an equal quantity of dates and prunes.