Classically German

Classic Prinzregententorte (Layer Cake with Chocolate Filling)

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Classic Prinzregententorte (Layer Cake with Chocolate Filling)
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For the batter
4 eggs
250 grams sugar (9 ounces)
1 pinch salt
1 tsp grated Lemon peel
250 grams melted butter (9 ounces)
200 grams Pastry flour (7 ounces)
2 Tbsps cornstarch
1 tsp Baking powder
For the cream
1 packet Chocolate pudding powder (for 500 ml or 2 cups of milk)
2 tsps cornstarch
100 grams sugar (3.5 ounces)
2 Tbsps Cocoa
500 milliliters milk (2 cups)
300 grams butter (10 ounces)
For preparation
butter (for the baking pan)
250 grams Dark couverture chocolate (9 ounces)
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Preparation steps


Preheat the convection oven to 180°C / 350°F.


For the batter, separate the eggs and beat the yolks with the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the salt, lemon zest, and melted butter, then add the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder gradually while mixing. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in gently. Divide the batter into 6 portions.


In the buttered springform pan, bake 6 thin layers in succession in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes each. Immediately loosen the cake from the mold and leave to cool on a wire rack.


Mix the pudding powder with the starch, sugar, and cocoa in a little cold milk until smooth. Bring the remaining milk to a boil, add the pudding mixture and bring to a boil briefly, then remove from the heat and let cool. Beat the butter until fluffy and stir into the pudding. Set 2-3 tablespoons of the chocolate cream aside for garnish.


Spread 5 of the cooled cake layers with the cream and layer on top of each other, ending with a cake layer.


For the coating, chop the chocolate coarsely and melt over a hot water bath. Let cool somewhat then pour over the cake evenly. Spoon the remaining chocolate cream into a piping bag with a round tip and decorate the cake with it. Refrigerate until set, slice and serve.


bailey123's picture
This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it :)
Awesome recipe, thank you so much!