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Catholic Recipe: Chocolate Filling


  • 5 ounces sweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1-1/4 cups chilled butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Hungary

This creamy chocolate filling accompanies the Dobos Torta, a Hungarian seven layer cake, suitable for the feast of St. Stephen of Hungary. St. Stephen's feast is now celebrated on August 16, instead of August 20, and is an optional memorial on the General Roman Calendar.


Break chocolate into small pieces in a saucepan. Add sugar and coffee. Bring to a boil over a low flame. Remove from stove and cool slightly. Add butter and flavoring. Beat until creamy. Cool cake and filling 10 minutes before spreading and stacking layers. Don't spread filling over top layer — put it aside on a buttered cookie sheet.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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