Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting Recipe

Looking for an easy Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting recipe? Learn how to make Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by beecee1963

Makes 16 servings



Decorate this irresistible cake with dark, milk or white chocolate shavings, curls or leaves. If sugar is a concern, consider frosting only the middle layers of the cake then save the remaining frosting for another use.

Recipe Ingredients for Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups 1% milk
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup 1% milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

  1. For the cake, preheat oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flour three 8-inch round cake pans and set aside. With an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl down after each addition. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add to butter mixture in batches, alternating with milk and ending with flour mixture. Do not overmix. Divide batter evenly between the three pans, smooth out and bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cakes cool slightly, then remove from pans and transfer to cooling racks to let cool completely.

  2. Meanwhile, for the frosting, combine cocoa and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to cream butter with 1 cup of the cocoa-sugar mixture, then add the remaining cocoa-sugar mixture, alternating it with the milk. Beat until frosting is easily spreadable, then blend in vanilla. When cakes are completely cool, frost the top of each, then stack them evenly and frost the sides and top with remaining frosting.

Categories

Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 180.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
627
Calories from Fat
263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.2g
45%
Saturated Fat
18.0g
90%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
481mg
20%
Potassium
353mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
92.1g
31%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
67.8g
Protein
7.4g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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