A luscious, decadent Triple Chocolate Layer Cake. The chocolate ganache dripping down the sides dresses up the cake but it’s so easy to make.
My family is crazy about this chocolate cake. It’s the cake my son requested again this year for his birthday. I’m always happy to make it for him because it’s easy to make.
It has two chocolate cake layers, chocolate ganache between the layers and dripping from the top layer. Then it’s crowned with chocolate curls.
The chocolate curls are easy to make. You just use a vegetable peeler and a chocolate bar.
Orson Gygi sells my favorite chocolate, Guittard Old Dutch Milk Chocolate Wafers, in a 5 lb. bag that’s always in my pantry. I used it to make the ganache but you could also use any of good chocolate in the baking aisle at the grocery store. Use semi-sweet if you prefer.
My son is crazy about Kroger / Smith’s Private Selection Cherry Chocolate Chip ice cream. It’s a perfect addiction to this triple chocolate layer cake.
Making a Triple Chocolate Layer Cake
If you’ve never made a layer cake, be sure and check out my Baking Tips For Layer Cakes post.
Here’s a quick video showing how to make this triple chocolate layer cake.
Triple Chocolate Layer Cake
- 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons sugar*
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder*
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda*
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk*
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 16 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
More chocolate cake recipes you might like:
$100 Cake, Barbara Bakes
Black Forest Cheesecake Cake, Barbara Bakes
Cherry Chocolate Cake for Two, Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Mudslide Cake, Beyond Frosting
Malted Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling, Tidy Mom