Restaurant Recipes

Olive Garden Chocolate Lasagna (clone)

"Well, I finally got to go to the Olive Garden while visiting my daughter in Boise, Idaho. Of course we went there to taste the Chocolate Lasagna dessert. I examined it with a microscope.

The cake had chocolate chunks generously sprinkled on the top custard that were little small squares (some were crumbled) of semi-sweet chocolate that must have been cut up in a special chopper. There were three layers of chocolate cake about 1/2 inch thick. A few chocolate chunks were sprinkled between the layers along with the custard filling, which was the same as the frosting on top.

The custard filling was not too sweet and had a slight amoretto (almond) flavor. I asked the waiter what was in the filling, and he said: "The Chocolate Lasagna comes frozen to the restaurant from a central distribution place." The filling is a sweet butter custard, meaning that the custard is sweet and made with butter. Because the dessert is not made at the restaurant, there is no recipe available. Was not able to find out who the distributor is - boo hoo!

Personally, I thought the custard was a cooked custard, because it did not have the consistency of frosting. It was a little more firmer (almost like a fluffy divinity fudge), but more like a cream cheese frosting.

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Cream Cheese Frosting with Frangelico

  • 4 ounces butter (unsalted)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon Frangelico Liquor (or almond flavor)
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • Fresh cream


  1. Blend softened cream cheese, Frangelico and butter in mixer. Blend and whip in the sugar. Add fresh cream, a little at a time, until frosting is the right consistency to spread.


Delicious on Chocolate Layer Cake - generously sprinkle with mini semi-sweet morsels on the inside layers and on the top of cake. Use two 8 to 9 inch cake rounds cut to make four layers.

Use less sugar for a "not so sweet" taste!

This is about as close as it gets!


Posted by Cookin'Mom at Recipe Goldmine 10/17/2001 4:58 pm.

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