Twelve-Layer Mocha Cake

Twelve-Layer Mocha Cake
Photo by John Kernick

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces fine-quality 60%-cacao bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 (15-by 10-inch) 4-sided sheet pans (1/2 inch deep)
  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • + 16 more ingredients
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • Coffee and mocha buttercreams
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon instant-espresso powder
    • 3 large egg whites
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons whole milk
    • ¼ cup water
    • 2 large egg whites
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter 1 sheet pan and line bottom with parchment paper, then butter parchment. Dust with flour, knocking out excess. Whisk together yolks, milk, vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl until combined well, then whisk in flour and salt until smooth. (...

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