How To Make The Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake

The ultimate chocolate layer cake recipe – rich, moist, intensely chocolatey cake smothered with smooth chocolate ganache, the ultimate treat!

By Jon Doe

It is guaranteed to work every time and is an absolute crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients Chocolate, chopped Hot coffee Cocoa powder Buttermilk All-purpose flour Baking soda Fine table salt Unsalted butter Vanilla extract Eggs

Let's make Chocolate Layer Cake

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease three 7-8 inch round cake pans and line the bases with baking parchment.

Step 2

Melt the dark chocolate, either in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water or in short bursts in the microwave, set aside to cool slightly.

Step 3

Whisk together the cocoa powder and hot coffee until smooth, then whisk in the buttermilk, set aside.

Step 4

Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.

Step 5

Place the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk with an electric mixer until smooth and light.

Step 6

Whisk in the eggs one at a time, whisking really well after each addition, then whisk in the melted chocolate.

Step 7

Fold in one-third of the flour mixture, followed by half of the buttermilk mix. Fold in another third of the flour, then the remaining buttermilk, then the rest of the flour.

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