How to make it

  • Cake: Heat oven to 350 F. Grease three 10-inch springform pans. In mixing bowl, stir together sifted cake flour, sugar, Hershey.'s Cocoa and baking soda. Add butter and mix well. Add milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Pour about 5 cups of the cake batter into each prepared pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before you remove the cake from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Butter Cream: Combine water and meringue powder; whip at high speed until peaks form. Add 4 cups of sugar, one cup at a time, beating after each addition at low speed. Alternately add shortening and remainder of sugar. Add salt and flavorings; beat at low speed until smooth. Thin out 1/2 of the frosting with a little extra water. The thinned frosting is used as the filling between layers.
  • To Assemble: Place one 10 inch cake on a large round plate or a large round cake platter. Spread 1/2 of the thinned frosting on top. (Only frost the top of the cake) Sprinkle very lightly with semi-sweet chocolate chips. (There are very few chips on this layer, usually only 1 or 2 per wedge, so sprinkle very very lightly). Place the second cake on top of the first. Frost the top with the remaining thinned frosting. Sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate chips. (You can be a bit more generous with this layer). Place the third layer on top of the second. Frost the top with all of the Butter Cream that was not thinned. This is a thick layer of frosting so pile it on. Try to get the top as smooth as you can. Sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Cut the cake into wedges, as you would cut a pizza. Using Hershey.'s chocolate syrup, create a design on your dessert plate. Place the wedge of chocolate lasagna at the 11 o'clock position on your dessert plate with the point facing down. (So that you can see some of the syrup design. Serve.

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  • wintersoulstice2 2 years ago
    Apparently some locations are still serving this sinful dessert. I just tried it for the first time today. Remember the scene in When Harry Met Sally at Katz's Deli? I had what she was having. Just incredible!
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  • hotpotatokids 6 years ago
    I would like to try using butter instead of shortening for the butter cream. I like the taste of butter way better! Has anyone else tried the butter cream filling using butter in this recipe?
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  • nathanbryan 7 years ago
    there is cherry in the cake batter! and almond in the frosting! ...the cherry is the best part!
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  • culinarywonderwoman 9 years ago
    Had this about 12 years ago and never could find it at Olive Garden again but I have never forgotten the decadent wickledly indulgent heavenly orgasmic experience of this dessert!!!
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  • countrymom84 10 years ago
    ooh, yeah can't wait to make this! i was so bumbed when OG stopped serving this. Now to shop, assemble and invite friends to share.
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    " It was good "
    mizami ate it and said...
    Going to use 1/3 of recipe next time. Tasty, but the recipe made three 9 inch round cakes (assembled over 7 inches tall) and a 13x9 inch cake extra. Even for 4 family members and 2 office breakrooms, it's a bit much ^^;;;
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    " It was excellent "
    hoosiermom68 ate it and said...
    OMG-I loved OG's chocolate's the main reason I went there.Thanks SO much for sharing.
    Carrie :)
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  • juliecake 14 years ago
    ooooh how lucious, never had this but will now.
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Yummalicious!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    This sounds so wonderful. You drew me in with the chocolate and almond combo. Great post, thanks. You got my 5 also.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Perfect, Perfect, Perfect, thank you so much for this post. Sounds just like their dessert, can hardly wait so I can make it. Gave up sweets for lent :( You have my 5
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  • hayleesgrandma 14 years ago
    Thanks for the tip on the meringue powder. I've never had this dessert but want to try and make it soon ;)
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  • knoxcop 14 years ago
    Love this!! Just LOVE it!!

    In case someone might not know---you can buy the "meringue powder" in the Wilton section of any large dep't store (aka Wal-mart) or any cake decorating supply should have it. Wonderful stuff for making meringues, icing stabilizers, and 100 other uses for egg whites.

    I've had this dessert many times at OG. Sorry to hear they're not offering it any more...Thanks for a great post!!
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