This cake, which is called Prinzregententorte in German and was invented in honour of Prince Luitpold, consists of seven layers which are baked separately and then filled with chocolate cream. It sounds like more work than it actually is – and the result is truly royal! Make sure to chill the cake at least 24 hours before serving.
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Something else. One common alternative in Bavaria is to divide the butter cream between the bottom layers only, using apricot jam for the filling of the last layer, instead. In addition, I was taught to stretch the batter to eight layers, if possible, as it was to symbolise the eight erstwhile municipal districts of the State of Bavaria. I don't always succeed. :o) - 29 Oct 2010