Thibodaux Chocolate Doberge Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Southern Cakes

Southern Cakes

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2007

  • About

This magnificent cake is a signature confection of the sweet and precious city of New Orleans. Known as Doberge cake (say “do-bosh”), its inspiration is the Hungarian classic Dobos torte, seven thin layers of yellow cake sandwiched together with a chocolate custard filling and finished with a chocolate frosting. In this version, from Louisiana Legacy, an outstanding community cookbook published in 1982 by the Service League of Thibodaux, Louisiana, the cake layers are chocolate as we