Whipped Chocolate Buttermilk Torte
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter
1 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup. chopped walnuts
2 pints heavy cream, whipped
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Butter and flour two 9 inch round cake pans lined with wax paper circles. Melt
chocolate and butter in small saucepan over low heat. Cool slightly. Pour into
large bowl. Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt. Combine with chocolate mixture.
buttermilk*, vanilla, eggs and beat well. Add walnuts. Pour into
pans and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans.
Remove paper and cool on racks. For frosting: Combine whipped cream,
powdered sugar. Divide each cake into two layers. Spread filling between each
layer. Frost top and sides. Decorate with sifted cocoa.
Pure chocolate chips enhance the flavor of this torte.
Powdered buttermilk does not have to be mixed
separately. I just add the powder with my flour and the water with the my other
liquids and let it mix in the batter.