Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Hello friends.  Are you getting excited about Valentine's yet.  I am!!!  Not because we go out to celebrate the day, we rarely go out for Valentine's day, but because it is the perfect excuse to indulge with a swoon worthy dessert.

Today, I am excited to share this incredible Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake recipe found in the pages of my beloved Victoria Magazine.  I made the cake this weekend and I have to report, that it is incredible...  The cake is soft and has a rich chocolate taste.  It is made with cream cheese frosting, rich ganache, berries, and delicate fresh blossoms.  Definitely one worth making for that special someone in your life.
















Now there are plenty of  great chocolate recipes to choose from but with one bite of this decadent triple-layer chocolate cake, you will be hooked and so will your sweetheart.


Happy Valentine's sweet friends.

Janet





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Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)
  • Ganache (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: fresh berries, flowers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Spray 3 (9-inch) cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternately with buttermilk and vanilla extract, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in sour cream.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 13 to 17 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Spread Chocolate Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. To create a border for Ganache, spread frosting slightly above top edge of cake and do not smooth down. Refrigerate frosted cake for 30 minutes. Pour Ganache over center of cake, and slightly turn cake to spread to edges. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Garnish with berries and flowers before serving, if desired.


Chocolate Frosting
Makes approximately 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 12 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate*, chopped
  • 1/2 stick soften butter
  • 1 package of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia cream cheese)
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and cooled chocolate mixture with a mixer at low speed until combined. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and salt, beating until smooth. Use immediately.

Ganache
Makes approximately ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate*, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a wide, microwave-safe bowl, heat cream on high until steaming, about 1 minute. Add chocolate and whisk to combine. Use warm.



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Comments

  1. Well....YUM!!! That makes it perfect!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Rebecca

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  2. Chocolate is my favorite and that cake looks beautiful and I'm sure it taste great!

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  3. My aunt used to make the most delicious chocolate cake ever! This looks like it could be similar!

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  4. Janet, this is totally sinful! LOL! Oh my family would love for me to make this. Pinning the recipe. Honestly, it's too pretty to cut or eat! Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. It looks so much delicious and yummy. If you will gift this cake to someone on their birthday, you will definitely be the center of appreciation in the birthday party and surely get the reward for being star gift giver from that person. Thanks for sharing such a delicious and beautiful cake. You can also have a look at other delicious cakes at Aryan Florist.

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