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post #1 of 16
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Or other places. I'm trying to find out what kind of cake it is. It's a very dense and fudgy cake with that is torted into layers and filled with thick fudgy stuff. It tastes amazing, but I've never seen it homemade. Does anyone know what type of cake this is so that I can go searching for the recipe?
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post #2 of 16
Is that the cake that is torted into six or seven layers and filled with chocolate fudge icing, then topped with walnuts? I don't know where you are, but here in Southern California we get that cake at Claim Jumpers restaraunt, and sometimes we can find it in the freezer at the grocery store under the Claim Jumpers brand.
From what I was told, there was a dowel holding the cake in the middle.

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post #3 of 16
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This isn't the best picture, but it's sort of what I'm talking about.
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post #4 of 16
why dont you call and ask??? gthe worst that they will tell you is i dont know
post #5 of 16
I would call and ask--they may just give you the recipe.

Case in point: I was in Chicago at a fabulous little restaurant called Mango several years back. I ordered "Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic". Well--I'm telling you, this was the BEST dish I had ever had so I sent my compliments to the chef. He not only came out personally and thanked me--the offered to give me the recipe AND convert it to the correct porion size.

If they make it in-house--they may just be flattered enough to give you the recipe.

It looks absolutely devine!!

Lisa
post #6 of 16
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I wish I could, but this is a chain and they just have it shipped in. I hope someone here has made on like this and can share with us!
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post #7 of 16
i just did a seach for a copy recipe no luck but what i did find out i(not sure how accurate this is) they use godiva chocolate and some places call it a spoon cake. im not always the best at searching for things so maybe this will help a bit. its says it is torted into 7 layers.
post #8 of 16
what about at this site? its all kinds of foods from restraunts

http://www.copykat.com/
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post #9 of 16
I've never heard of this cake....but I would be interested in the recipe if someone comes acrossed it...
Sounds really yummy...
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post #10 of 16
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Thank you all for your help! I've been looking all over, but haven't found anything useful yet. I'll keep hunting and keep you posted. Let me know if you come across any recipes that might be similar! thumbs_up.gif
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post #11 of 16
im not sure if this is even close but it does look yummy icon_lol.gif

http://www.cacaoweb.net/chocolatelayercake.html
post #12 of 16
i think i may have found it ... if not it sure looks like it icon_wink.gif

http://www.goodcooking.com/ckbookrv/chocolat/chocolrv.htm
post #13 of 16
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Thanks again to all of you! thanks to unforgetable2u for the recipes! i found one that sounds like it might be it. Here it is:

CHOCOLATE SPOONFUL CAKE
For cake layers

3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 3/4 cups sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

3 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

For filling/frosting

3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

2 cups sour cream

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

For glaze

3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup semiseet

chocolate shavings, shaved with a vegetable peeler from a

bar of chocolate, for coating side of cake





Make cake layers:

Preaheat oven to 375 deg. F.. Butter and flour two 9- by

2-inch round cake pans, knocking out excess flour.

In a double boiler or a metal bowl set over a pan of barely

simmering water melt chocolate, stirring until smooth, and

cool.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter

and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in sour cream and

vanilla until combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well

with after each addition.

In a bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda,

and salt and gradually add to sour cream mixture, beating

until just combined. Beat in chocolate until batter is just

combined and divide between pans.

Bake layers in middle of oven until a tester comes out

clean, about 30 minutes. Cool layers in pans on rack 10

minutes and invert onto racks to cook completely.

Make filling/frosting:

In a double boiler or a metal bowl set over a pan of barely

simmering water, melt chocolate and butter, stirring until

smooth, and cool to room temperature. In a large bowl with

an electric mixer beat together sour cream, heavy cream,

confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until thickened. Beat in

chocolate until combined.

Make glaze:

In a double boiler or a metal bowl set over a pan of barely

simmering water, melt chocolate and butter, stirring until

smooth, and cool.

Assemble cake:

With a long serrated knife halve cake layers horizontally.

Stack layers on a cake plate, spreading 1 cup

filling/frosting between each layer. Spread side of cake

with remaining filling/frosting.

Pour glaze on top of cake, spreading to just cover top, and

coat side with chocolate chips and shavings, pressing them

in gently.

Makes 1 cake.
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post #14 of 16
Thanks Peacockplace - it was nice of you to share the recipe with us. Sounds delicious and I'm always looking for a great chocolate cake recipe! Good luck and let us know how you like the cake!
post #15 of 16
It looks an awful lot like the Blue Ribbon Moist & Fudgy Chocolate Cake recipe I got from this site! I made it for a groom's cake a few weeks ago, and it was delicious! Of course, I used a different filling (Whimsical Bakehouse Cookies n Cream), but it would be great with a fudge-type filling, too!
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