Triple Chocolate Cake – Sugar Spun Run

This triple chocolate cake is made with three layers of fudgy, moist darkish chocolate cake, a wealthy chocolate frosting, and chocolate ganache. It’s an unimaginable and decadent dessert! Recipe features a how-to video!

Triple Chocolate Cake with Ganache

In the event you’re a chocoholic like me, you’re most likely all the time on the hunt to your subsequent repair. Satan’s meals cake or fudge cookies will do in a pinch, however when you have a actually cussed itch to scratch, this triple chocolate cake will do the trick!

With three kinds of chocolate and an intensely fudgy texture, this cake is actually enchanting. Actually, I’m satisfied this cake tastes identical to the one Bruce Bogtrotter stole from Mrs. Trunchbull within the film Matilda! As onerous as that scene is to observe, doesn’t it all the time make you need chocolate cake?!

My triple chocolate cake is:

  • Fudgy: It has a moist, darkish chocolate crumb that pairs fabulously with the ganache heart and my favourite chocolate frosting (although you could possibly substitute chocolate buttercream as an alternative).
  • Spectacular: With three tall layers topped with piped icing swirls and a ganache drip, that is one beautiful cake. Try my separate detailed tutorial on do the ganache drip, in the event you want a refresher.
  • Decadent: With chocolate on prime of chocolate on prime of–you guessed it–much more chocolate, this cake was sure to be wealthy! It’s a chocolate lover’s dream come true.
  • Easy: Truthfully, sure, there are a variety of steps, however none of them overly difficult. Plus, the cake batter comes collectively in a single bowl with out a mixer!

What You Want

Triple chocolate cake incorporates fairly just a few substances, however that’s to be anticipated with a dessert as decadent as this! Let’s spotlight crucial ones earlier than we dig in.

  • Cocoa powder. Dutch course of or darkish cocoa powder are my preferences for this cake, since their taste is deeper and extra intense. You can use pure cocoa, however the taste might be completely different. Curious in regards to the variations between cocoa powders? Learn my pure vs. Dutch course of cocoa submit!
  • Scorching water or espresso. Scorching espresso will yield a stronger, extra intense chocolate (not espresso) taste, however sizzling water will work too. Whichever you utilize, be sure that it’s steaming HOT–even boiling! It will bloom your cocoa powder and improve its taste. I take advantage of this trick in my double chocolate muffins too.
  • Chocolate. Use both semisweet or darkish chocolate, no matter is your desire. You’ll want 20 oz whole; 12 oz for the frosting and eight oz for the chocolate ganache.
  • Buttermilk. Similar to in German chocolate cake, we’ll add buttermilk right here for taste and moisture. Buttermilk additionally helps activate our baking soda, particularly since we’re utilizing an alkaline cocoa powder. In the event you don’t preserve buttermilk available, my buttermilk substitute will work in a pinch.
  • Cream. Add a splash of cream to your frosting if it’s too thick (this may typically occur in the event you unintentionally over-measure your powdered sugar), then save the remaining for making the chocolate ganache.

SAM’S TIP: Ensure your entire substances are at room temperature earlier than getting began. This ensures all the things will mix simply, which suggests you’re much less prone to over-mix your cake.

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the substances I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the submit!

Assembling & Adorning Triple Chocolate Cake

  1. Pipe a frosting dam on one cooled cake layer, add a smaller ring inside, then pipe a small circle inside the second ring. This could appear to be a bullseye.
  2. Add ⅓ of the ganache inside the 2 rings.
  3. High with one other layer of cake and repeat this similar frosting/ganache course of, then add the ultimate cake layer.
  4. Add a crumb coat and chill within the fridge for quarter-hour, then end frosting the cake.
  1. Beautify the highest of the cake with the remaining ganache, including a ganache drip in the event you’d like. In the event you want a tutorial on how to do that, take a look at my do a ganache drip submit!
  2. Pipe frosting swirls on prime of the ganache as soon as it has set. Don’t neglect some chocolate sprinkles on prime!

SAM’S TIP: This recipe makes a variety of frosting! Since this can be a decadent three layer cake, and I need to ensure you have lots to mess around with for adornment. You possibly can all the time scale back the frosting if you want although!

Often Requested Questions

Can I make this recipe as a sheet cake?

Sure, this recipe will slot in a 9×13 pan, however the bake time might be completely different, so undoubtedly keep watch over it.

To brighten, you’ll be able to attempt to mimic what I counsel right here, or you could possibly do one layer of icing adopted by all of the chocolate ganache, after which adorn with the icing swirls if desired.

How do I retailer triple chocolate cake?

This cake can sit out at room temperature for about 24 hours, however after that it ought to go within the fridge the place it should preserve for 5 days.

Observe that the ganache and frosting will get fairly agency within the fridge. For the fudgiest and finest texture, take away the cake from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for a short time earlier than serving.

Need to add a contemporary twist? Serve with a drizzle of raspberry sauce!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video beneath! You could find all of my baking movies at no cost on YouTube.

Triple Chocolate Cake

This triple chocolate cake is made with three layers of fudgy, moist darkish chocolate cake, a wealthy chocolate frosting, and chocolate ganache. It is an unimaginable and decadent dessert! Recipe features a how-to video!