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Chocolate Layer Cake

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Indulge in a decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with velvety chocolate icing.

It is a delicious and decadent chocolatey treat perfect for Christmas or any special occasion. Christmas is approaching, so here is a favourite chocolate layer cake recipe. It is ultra moist, rich, and delicious.

About the Recipe

Chocolate Layer Cake is a symphony of flavours and textures, blending the richness of cocoa with the sweetness of brown sugar and the creaminess of butter. This dessert promises to be the star of any occasion, boasting a moist crumb and a heavenly chocolate icing that crowns the layers.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sink your teeth into a slice of bliss with this Chocolate Layer Cake. The marriage of deep chocolate and creamy icing creates a dessert experience that transcends the ordinary. It’s an easy-to-follow recipe for an impressive outcome, making it perfect for novice and seasoned bakers.

Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Layer Cake

Cooking Tips

Achieve perfection by ensuring your ingredients are at room temperature. Alternating the addition of sifted flour and milk gives the cake an airy texture. Let the icing cool slightly before generously layering it between the cakes for a smooth finish.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

Serve slices of this indulgent Chocolate Layer Cake at room temperature for the perfect texture. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, allowing the flavours to meld for an even more decadent treat the next day.

Other Similar Recipes

Explore our repertoire with delights like “Triple Chocolate Brownies” and “Molten Lava Cake” for a chocolate lover’s paradise.

Nutrient Benefits

Cocoa in the cake provides antioxidants, and the moderate use of butter adds a delightful richness without compromising flavour.

Chocolate Layer Cake
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Layer Cake

Indulge in a decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with velvety chocolate icing.
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • 200 gms Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 115 gms Cooking Chocolate (chopped)
  • 200 gms Brown Sugar
  • 275 ml Milk
  • 140 gms Butter (at room temperature)
  • 260 gms Fine Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

For the chocolate icing:

  • 225 gms Cooking Chocolate (chopped)
  • 175 ml Cream
  • 175 ml Sour Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Melt chocolate with brown sugar and one-third of the milk. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and refined sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, yolk, and vanilla. Alternately fold in sifted flour and remaining milk. Mix in melted chocolate.
  • Divide batter into two greased, lined cake tins. Bake at 180C/350F for 35 minutes.
  • Cool the cakes for 10 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Melt the chocolate in a small bowl set in a pan of simmering water. Remove the bowl from the stove and beat in the cream, sour cream, and salt. Let it cool slightly.
  • Cover one cake on a plate with half the chocolate icing. Place the second cake on it and spread the remaining icing on the sides. Make chocolate swirls for a decorative finish.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this cake in advance?

Absolutely! The flavours meld beautifully, making it even more delicious the next day. Just store it in the refrigerator.

Can I use dark chocolate for the icing?

Certainly! Dark chocolate adds a deeper flavour to the icing, perfect for those who love intense chocolatey goodness.

Can I freeze the cake layers before icing?

You can freeze the cooled cake layers for up to a month. Thaw them before applying the icing.

Can I use margarine instead of butter?

While butter adds richness, margarine can be a substitute if needed. However, the flavour may vary slightly.

What pairs well with Chocolate Layer Cake?

For a delightful combo, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream.


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naheed taher June 7, 2011 - 12:38 pm

qh itz a rely good 2 hve this recipis…!!!!!!

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amita April 1, 2010 - 7:37 am


5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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