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Best Dobos Torte Recipe




Some of my favorite Holiday Recipes come from my childhood. Those special meals, and those very very very special desserts that only showed up on the table once a year. Dobos Torte is one of those. My Mom has the BEST Dobos Cake Recipe! She would layer plain cake with thick Chocolate frosting in a loaf form. Then it would go into the refrigerator until it was solid. We’d all get thin slices of this wonderful rich dessert (and maybe I’d go back and shave off another piece or two when no one was looking).

After my Opa died, it was harder to get the “special ingredients” from Germany that we needed for the cake, and so it has been years since my mom made this delicious treat.

Flash forward a few years (not going to say how many…. ) and I want to recreate the Dobos Torte for my Holiday Table. The world has shrunk considerably, how hard can it be to get the recipe and ingredients? Well…. Turns out….  Mom had been taking a few shortcuts along the way….A traditional Dobos Torte is thin layers of Cake with a Chocolate Buttercream between the layers, and a layer of caramel on top. And it’s a lot of work… so… she just stopped making it.

Feeling slightly deflated …. I sort of let it go…. Until this month’s Food & Wine Magazine arrived (some people like looking at Porn… I like looking at pictures of fancy food). And there it was, a recipe for a REAL Dobos Torte. I had to try. After all, how hard could it be?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ok, the thing is… those pictures in magazines look SPECTACULAR, the stuff from my kitchen, not so much. But, I gave it a go, and you know what? It may not look like the picture in F & W, but it certainly tastes delicious, and it does bring back one of my favorite flavors from childhood. I made a few adjustments (Jonathan Sawyer covers his Dobos Torte with Meringue, then used a Brulee Torch to brown it up. Show of hands… how many of you have a kitchen torch? (Ok, we’ll just let that part go.) Mostly, I just made it easier for a home baker to make… based on what I generally have in my kitchen and refrigerator. (Jonathan may not approve…. But the odds of him coming to dinner are slim anyway…and by the way… if you do decide to drop in Jonathan, give me a heads up so I can throw all the kid’s shoes in a closet).

There are step-by-step photos too…. just look below the recipe. You can do this!

Best Dobos Torte Recipe

Rectangular Cake Platters for Dobos Tortes

dobos cake platterEmile Henry 14 Inch by 6 Inch Rectangular Platter, Slatedobos cake platterClassic Touch Vivid Collection Rectangular Cake Stand with 14K Gold Design, 14-Inchdobos cake platterManual Garden Sunflower Impressions Serving Tray, 14.25-Inch

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Step by Step Photos Make the Best Dobos Torte Recipe

Prepare the Pans

Best dobos torte recipe

 Add Powdered Sugar To The Egg Whites

Best dobos torte recipe

Beat until stiff and glossy

Best dobos torte recipe

Egg Yolks

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Add Sugar To Egg Yolks

Best dobos torte recipe

Egg Yolks will lighten when beaten

Best dobos torte recipe

Add 1/4 of Egg Whites

Best dobos torte recipe

Fold in the rest of the Egg White

Best dobos torte recipe

Spread into Prepared Pans

Best dobos torte recipe

 Ready for the oven

Best dobos torte recipe

Looks like this when Baked

Best dobos torte recipe

BUTTERCREAM

Beat the Egg Yolks with Sugar

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Heat the Half and Half with Cocoa Until Hot

Best dobos torte recipe

Slowly pour it into the egg yolks… whisking steadily

Best dobos torte recipe

Put the egg/half and half mix back on stove and stir until 160 degrees

Pour through Strainer into Bowl of Chocolate Chunks

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Let melt… then stir until smooth…. Let cool completely

Best dobos torte recipe

Beat Butter until creamy, then add in cooled chocolate mixture

Should be smooth and thick and yummy

Best dobos torte recipe

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Trim Cake Edges
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Cut into 4 inch wide Strips

Best dobos torte recipe

Looks like this… you will have an extra one (that’s for you to taste)

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Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar

Best dobos torte recipe

Lay the First Piece on a Rectangle of Cardboard

or a serving Dish

Best dobos torte recipe

Spread 1/2 cup of Buttercream over Cake

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Cover the Whole Piece

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Continue the Layering

Best dobos torte recipe

Don’t worry about cracked pieces… it will be covered with Buttercream

Best dobos torte recipe

Cover the Whole Torte with Buttercream

Best dobos torte recipe

Slice and Eat

Best dobos torte recipe

Tools You will Need to Bake the Best Dobos Torte

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire RedKitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire RedKirkland Signature Non Stick Parchment Paper, 205 sqftKirkland Signature Non Stick Parchment Paper, 205 sqftNordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half SheetNordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half SheetCuisinart Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel StrainersCuisinart Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel StrainersWilton 409-7716 Angled Icing Spatula, 13-Inch, BlackWilton 409-7716 Angled Icing Spatula, 13-Inch, BlackPyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetPyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set

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