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Pumpkin Chocolate Torte

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 15 ounces can pumpkin puree
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions 

MAKE THE CAKE:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 6 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper.
  • Mix wet ingredients.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir to combine until just mixed but smooth. Do not overmix.
  • Slowly mix in the hot water until well combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between the six cake pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Set cakes aside to let them cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then drag a knife along the outside of the cake to make sure it isn’t sticking to the pan at all. Turn out the cake to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Level the cakes using a leveler to remove the curved top. Toss the cake tops out, or use in another recipe like cake pops or cake truffles.

MAKE THE FILLING:

  • Using a hand-held mixer, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and blend until all the sugar is incorporated.
  • Add in the pumpkin and heavy cream and blend with a mixer. Reserve a small amount of filling if you want to decorate the top of the cake with an icing bag.

ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:

  • Start with one of the layers top side down on a cake plate. Add ⅙ of the filling to the top, and spread it evenly over the cake.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining cake layers and the filling. Scrape the filling along the outside of the cake to lightly frost it.
  • Decorate the top of the cake if desired.

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