Olive Garden Chocolate Lasagna copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Olive Garden Chocolate Lasagna

Score: 4.00. Votes: 3
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Menu Description: "Layers of rich chocolate cake and sweet buttercream icing."

The cake mix has cherry flavoring mixed in and the buttercream frosting between the layers is made from scratch, but the real secret to this Olive Garden chocolate lasagna recipe is how we put it all together. You've got to make two slices through the edge of the baked cake to create the three thin layers, so you'll want to use a long serrated knife. Lay down some wax paper under the cake to help you turn the cake while you slice. Slide the whole thing over near the edge of the counter so that you can more easily keep the knife parallel to the countertop. You can use your favorite chocolate cake mix for this Olive Garden chocolate lasagna recipe, but be sure not to use one with pudding in it or one that is "extra moist" (Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe is one such brand). These mixes make slicing and layering difficult because the baked cake falls apart so easily.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 15.25-ounce box dark chocolatecake mix (not too moist)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
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Melissa Packer
May 30, 2020, 16:35

This was my favorite too, back when they made it. I have to agree with the other review... it isn’t cherry extract, it is almond extract, and it is only in the frosting. Replace your usual amount of vanilla that goes into a traditional buttercream recipe and it’s perfect.

Jillian from WI
Sep 25, 2005, 22:00

I made this the other night in preperation for my son's 10th birthday. I also went and bought a slice of the actual Olive Garden cake. Upon taste testing with my friends, we've decided that the frosting also needs a tad bit of cherry flavoring. We tasted more cherry in the frosting than the actual cake. So, I've decided to add at least a half teaspoon of cherry extract to the frosting. I'm hoping it won't add too much of a tint...does anyone know of a clear cherry flavoring??

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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