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Slices of a chocolate torte cake

Chocolate Torte Cake

It is hard to resist a slice of this rich three-layer chocolate cake covered in a creamy chocolate buttercream frosting. A perfect dessert to cure your chocolate cravings.
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cake, cupcakes, Torte
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 591kcal
Author Jere' @One Hot Oven


Chocolate Cake Ingredients

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


Making the cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 13 x 9 x 2-inch sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, whisk together.
  • In a small bowl add the butter, eggs and vanilla and whisk to combine, then pour into the large bowl of dry ingredients. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients, then scrape down the sides.
  • Add the hot water and mix into the batter with a whisk. Scrape the bowl and stir until the batter is smooth and combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread the batter to make a thin layer.
  • Bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert the cake onto a rack. Peel the parchment paper of the cake.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Melt the chocolate in a large bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • With an electric mixer beat the butter into the melted chocolate until fluffy.
  • Add the 3 cups of powdered sugar and the milk, continue beating until all ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  • You may have to adjust the frosting consistency with more milk if it is too thick or more powdered sugar if the mixture is too thin.

Frosting the Cake

  • Cut the cake into three equal pieces
  • Spread frosting on the first cake layer then top with the second layer and spread with frosting again.
  • Add the third layer of cake and spread the frosting on the top and sides of the cake.
  • Garnish with grated some chocolate over the top.


Since this cake is all about the chocolate,  make sure to use a good quality chocolate such as, Callebaut, Ghirardelli, Guittard for example.


Serving: 8slices | Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 30.1g | Cholesterol: 106mg