Prinzregententorte

Summer is a busy time fore me. I have so many birthdays to make cakes! But I do love that time, I love watching and hearing people enjoy what I make. Nothing is more flattering to me than “mmmm…that is so good”!
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I make cakes for my co-workers! This cake I made twice, for two people. The first person I made this cake for, had a hard time deciding so I gave her some choices and she picked this cake, the most challenging! The second person liked this cake and wanted one for herself as well.
Prinzregententorte is a Bavarian cake, which consists of at least six thin layers of sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream. The exterior is covered in a dark chocolate glaze. I have been wanting to try a torte,  it sounded so good from descriptions. 
Well, this is NOT what this cake supposed to be. After trying so many times, I have been defeated by a spongecake yet again!! Why, why is the darn spongecake keep beating me?? Well, as it was late and the cake had to be done by the next day, I make my favorite yellow cake for the cake part. The traditional cake does call for sponge cake.
This cake was still delicious. The buttercream filling is AMAZING, I would eat it with a spoon!!

Ingredients:
Cake
1 cup of butter
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 cup flour
1 2/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt

Buttercream
9 oz butter
6 oz icing sugar
3 egg yolks
4 oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled

Ganache
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream, boiling

Directions:
For Cake:
~Pre-heat the oven to 375. Grease bread baking pan.
1. Let the eggs and butter sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
2. Beat the butter is a large mixing bowl for 1 minute

3. Add sugar and beat for another minute

4. Add one egg at the time, beating after each addition

5. Beat in vanilla
6. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt
7. Add milk, beat well for about a minute

8. Pour into the 3 8-inch round baking pans. Bake for about 10 minutes, do a toothpick check, bake a couple minutes longer if needed.
9. Cool for a few minutes then take out from the pans and cool completely.
10. Slice each cake layer in half, you will have 6 round cake layers.

For Chocolate Buttercream filling:
1. Warm the chocolate in a double boiler until melted and allow to cool slightly.
2. Beat the butter until it is fluffy (about 3-5 minutes) and then fold in the icing sugar and the egg yolk alternately, beating after each addition.
3. The mixture should be very fluffy.
4. Gradually fold in the melted chocolate drop by drop.

5. Spread the cream on five (not the top one) of the cake layers and place them one on top of the other.



Ganache Frosting:
1. Bring the heavy cream to boil, be careful not to let it actually boil or it will raise
2. Pour the boiling cream over the chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Cool to a little warmer then room temperature

3. spoon the ganache frosting on top of the cupcake and let is slowly spread. If it does not spread too easy, help it with the edge of the rubber spatula very carefully.

 Enjoy!!!

* I am linking this recipe to the  Tuesday through Sunday PARTIES. Why don’t you visit the wonderful hosts and link some of your own projects!

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Comments

  1. Your food always looks amazing, but this torte looks fabulous!

  2. This may not be the traditional recipe, but it sure looks gorgeous! And must be absolutely delish! New follower here :)

  3. What a unique idea! You did great with it too…photos included. Thanks for sharing -

  4. P.S. – Your blog header could not be cuter!!! WOOOWW!!

  5. This looks great! I don’t know if I’d be daring enough to attempt such a complicated cake, but you make it look easy!

  6. This looks SO yummy!!! I’d love for you to come link up to my Sweet Treats party tomorrow!! Hope to see you there :)

    Ashton
    http://www.somethingswanky.com
    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

  7. Your coworkers sure are lucky!!!!

  8. This looks so good! I love baking cakes for others!

  9. What a beautiful cake! I bet it did taste good!

  10. {envy envy} I am not a foodie at all. Maybe a good thing because I would weigh three hundred pounds if I could just make something that looks this delicious! This looks fantastic!!

    I would love it if you come link it up to Freestyle Friday (which runs all weekend)! happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne

  11. Lyuba,
    That is a beautiful Torte, just looks so elegant and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  12. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow for another party filled with GREAT RECIPES!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

  13. How yummy this looks! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. Hope to see you link up again!

  14. yummy! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com


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