Desserts/ Vegetarian

Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake

Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake

Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake

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Serves: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes + 20-25 minutes for cakes to cool before frosting Cooking Time: 22-28 minutes

This cake is unbelievably indulgent and chocolaty. I usually like to break out this recipe for Valentine's Day. If you have chocolate lovers in your family, this will go quick. Just remember to hide a piece (or three) for yourself! I frost this cake with my recipe for homemade chocolate buttercream frosting, but you can use any frosting that you like.




Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 3 8” round cake pans, then line bottom with round parchment paper. Set aside.


Cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended.


In a separate large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.


Mix the cocoa powder and boiling water in a medium bowl until well combined and no lumps remain.


Alternating between the two, slowly add dry ingredients and chocolate mixture to the bowl with the butter and sugar. Mix on low speed to incorporate ingredients.


Divide the cake batter evenly between the three cake pans and place in the pre-heated oven. Bake 22-28 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center


Time Saving Tip: Make the cakes the night before serving and cover the baking pans with foil or plastic wrap once cool to the touch. Cakes will be ready to frost the next day.

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