Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe

Summary

Servings16Cuisine
CourseDish

Ingredients

 Amaretti cookies1 Cup (16 tbs), crumbs
 Bittersweet chocolate1 Pound
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Amaretto1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Whipping cream2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Chocolate shavings1 Tablespoon (For Garnishing)
 Violets1 Dash (Use Fresh Ones Only, For Garnishing)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 369 Calories from Fat 214

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g39%

Saturated Fat 15.4 g77%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 56.5 mg

Sodium 19.7 mg0.8%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.9%

Sugars 29.9 g

Protein 2 g4.6%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 6.2% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Line base of 9 in (2.5 L) springform pan with parchment or waxed paper.
Sprinkle 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the Amaretti crumbs over base of lined pan; set aside.
In top of double boiler (or in bowl set over hot, not boiling, water), melt chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
Stir in Amaretto liqueur.
Remove from heat; let cool at room temperature about 1 hour or until thickened but not set.
In large bowl, whip cream until it holds stiff peaks.
Fold cream into cooled chocolate mixture.
Pour chocolate cream mixture into prepared pan, spreading evenly.
Refrigerate, covered, about 4 hours or overnight, until firm.
To serve, invert pan on serving plate; release sides.
Remove pan.
Sprinkle top of cake with remaining Amaretti crumbs.
Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days, or freeze up to 2 weeks.
Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
Garnish with chocolate shavings and fresh violets.
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