Torte Recipes

Whether you're looking for the classic torte recipes like Dobos torte, opera, or simply a celebratory many-layered cake, here are the recipes you need, with ratings, reviews, and baking tips.

Staff Picks

Dobos Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
The word 'dobos' means 'like a drum' in Hungarian. However, this cake is named after its creator, Hungarian pastry chef Josef Dobos.
By Allrecipes Member

Fourteen Layer Chocolate Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 48
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.


Rating: 3.5 stars 9
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.
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
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!
By Erika L. Drapala

Black Forest Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 183
Wonderful chocolate layer cake which is soaked in Kirsch liqueur, with cherry filling.
By Allrecipes Member

Brownie Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 134
This torte is delicious and very rich with a brownie-like texture studded with walnuts and topped with a chocolate glaze.

Sacher Torte

Rating: 4 stars 15
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 289
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

Rating: 5 stars 28
This pumpkin dessert has a graham cracker crust and cream cheese and pumpkin layers. It's finished with whipped topping and walnuts.
By Allrecipes Member

Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 475
Chocolate cake filled with whipped cream frosting and sweet cherry topping.
By Allrecipes Member

Strawberry Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 242
Light and fluffy, easy and elegant. This recipe is from my Mom!
By Allrecipes Member

No Bake Lime Mousse Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This torte is tart and tangy. I take it to a lot of potluck dinners and everyone raves and begs for the recipe. It is easy and can be made several days ahead. Decorate with dollops of whipped cream, raspberries, and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
By RB1953

Inspiration and Ideas

Dobos Torte
Rating: Unrated 31
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!
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Sybil's Old Fashioned Lemon Layer Cake
Rating: 4 stars 17

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.