Thursday, April 28, 2016

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

'A double layer homemade devil's food chocolate cake with milk chocolate frosting and chocolate chips on top. Why do I call it triple chocolate layer cake but only has two layers? Well, chocolate is used three times: chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, chocolate decoration'. - Sally's Baking Addiction

The above quote explains why this cake is called Triple Chocolate Layer Cake..Baked this for Iqram's 14th birthday...forever chocolate cakes lah kids dah macam2 chocolate cakes dah buat...tak tahu lah apa lagi next time...
This time top with chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream,ferrero rocher & salted caramel...another nice & moist cake...sedappp...:)

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake
Sources:- from Sally's baking addiction 
Tried & Tested:- Ayu@curlybabesatisfaction



  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cup (350g) granulated sugar-(Ayu used 200g castor sugar)
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch processed)-(Ayu used Phoon Huat Brand)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk1
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil (or canola oil, or melted coconut oil)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature2
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly brewed strong hot coffee3- (Ayu used 1 tbsp nescafe powder + 1 cup hot water)


  • 1.25 cups (2.5 sticks or 290g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature-(Ayu used 250g cowhead butter +20g shortening + 20g krimwell)
  • 3-4 cups (360-480g) confectioners' sugar-(Ayu used 200g icing sugar)
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened cocoa powder-(Ayu used valrhona)
  • 3-5 Tablespoons (45-75ml) heavy cream (or half-and-half) -(Ayu used 2 tbsp whipping cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 15 oz (1.5 bags) chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Butter & flour two 9 inch round cake pans4, or use non-stick spray. See note about 9x13 pan option.-_(Ayu used 2 9' round tray)
  2. Make the cake: Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer on high speed, mix the buttermilk, oil, room temperature eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low. Add the coffee. The batter will be VERY thin. This is ok.
  4. Pour the batter into prepared baking pans and bake for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. My cakes took exactly 24 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.
  5. Make the frosting: Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy - about 2 full minutes. This creates a creamy base for the frosting. Turn speed to LOW and slowly add 3.5 cups of confectioners' sugar and the cocoa powder. Beat until sugar/cocoa are absorbed into the butter, about 2 minutes. Turn mixer to medium speed and add the vanilla and cream. Once added, turn the mixer to high speed and beat for 1 minute. Add up to 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar if you'd like to increase the frosting's thickness. Taste, and add salt to taste.
  6. Assemble the cake: Place 1 layer, flat side up, on a plate or cake stand. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake. Decorate with chocolate chips or as desired.
  7. Make ahead tip: Cake stays fresh, moist, and soft at room temperature (covered) for up to 4 days. Cake can be refrigerated (covered) for up to 7 days. Cake can be frozen up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Additional Notes:

  1. Buttermilk is required for this recipe. You can make your own DIY version of buttermilk by measuring 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar in a measuring glass. Add enough milk (1%, 2%, or whole) in the same measuring glass to reach 1 cup. Stir it around and let sit for 5 minutes. The soured milk will be somewhat curdled and ready to use in your recipe.
  2. Cake will not set up properly if using cold eggs. Please see note in the text of the post for a shortcut to bring eggs to room temperature.
  3. Instead of hot coffee, try hot water or hot chai tea. You can't taste the coffee; it simply brings out more deep chocolate flavor.
  4. A 9×13 pan will work since it takes approximately same amount of cups of batter as 2 round cake pans. However, I am unsure of the baking time.


maz said...

Assalamualaikum kak...
xthan tgk kek kak ni..dappnya klu dpt sptong...
sjak diet ni kna stop sat baking2..huhuu...

Ayu said...

walkslm, kek tahun lepas ni Maz..
sekarang baru nak update..huhu..
yalah kalau on diet..baking2 ni kena stop dulu lah kan..
takut diet kelaut pula kan..hehehe

Monica Rampo said...

kak Ayu, cake yang benar-benar cantik rupawan... yang cake slice membuat saya terliur sungguh moist sekali nampaknya
bisa order? he he he...

Ayu said...

waduh kembang lubang hidung ku..kena puji..hehehe
mau order? the time deliverynya kalau sampai ke Batam
keknya sudah jadi cream aje..hahaha