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Triple Layer Chocolate Cake Recipe

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake Recipe

Moist cake, fluffy vanilla cream, and smooth chocolate icing – everything a chocolate and cake lover could wish for.

Special equipment :

    • 3 x 8in (20cm) round cake pans

Ingredients :

    • 21/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus 4 tbsp and extra for greasing
    • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tbsp
    • 5 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract, plus a few drops
    • 4 tbsp milk
    • 6oz (175g) semisweet chocolate
    • 2 cups heavy cream

Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease the cake pans and line the bases with parchment paper. Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking powder together into a bowl. Cream the sugar and all but 2 tablespoons of the butter in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
    2. Add the sifted flour, eggs, vanilla, and milk, then beat for 1 minute, until the mixture is uniform and fluffy. Divide evenly between the 3 cake pans and level the tops. Bake in the oven for 30–35 minutes. Leave the cakes to cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack, and leave until cold.
    3. Break off 2oz (50g) of the chocolate and push a vegetable peeler across the surface to form curls. Set aside in a cool place.
    4. Measure 2⁄3 cup of the cream into a heatproof bowl. Break the remaining chocolate into squares and add to the bowl. Place over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water, and stir until the chocolate melts and a smooth shiny icing forms. Remove from the heat, stir in 2 tablespoons butter, and leave to cool.
    5. Pour the remaining cream into a bowl, add 1 tablespoon sugar, a few drops of vanilla, and whisk until soft peaks form. Divide the cream between 2 of the cakes, stack them on top of each other, then cover with the third cake. Spoon the cooled icing over the top, letting it run down the sides. Sprinkle with the chocolate curls, and serve.

Serves 12
Prep : 15 mins
Cook : 30-35 Mins