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Chocolate layer Cake

alexandra neznamy
A rich and delicious cake you will want as a go to
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • mixing bowl
  • Mixer with Whisk attachment
  • 3 8" cake pans
  • Baking spray
  • Parchemnt (optional)
  • small pot
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cake boards, one cut to 8" and one larger
  • Decor (curls, fruits, fondant)


Chocolate Cake

  • 4 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cup Boiling Water

Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 1/2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips Ghiradelli is the best brand for this
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream


Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat Oven to 350. Prep your cake pans (this recipe is for an 8") by spraying it or greasing with butter, for added easeness when taking out you can also line the bottom with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl start with mixing the sugar, flour. cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add in eggs, milk, oil and vanilla on a medium speed for a minute.
  • Stir in the boiling water, your batter will be thin.
  • Fill the pan 2/3 full and bake for 35-40 minutes
  • Allow to fully cool before flipping upside down

Chcocolate Ganache

  • in a small pot bring the heavy cream to a boil.
  • Pour into the bowl of chocolate and gently mix until combined.
  • Chill for 30 minutes

Layering the Cake

  • On a cut cake board to the diameter of the cake, so 8", you will place one layer of cake down.
  • You will plop a good amount of ganache down and spread it evenly. If you are placing fruits or fillings you will want to do that now but based on what you are doing you will want to dam the edges.
  • Place the second layer and repeat the step above
  • Place the Last layer on top. Now you will frost the sides and then the top. When going around the sides be gentle and generous.
  • Add decor as desired and chill before serving
Keyword Birthday Cake, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Layer Cake