Chocolate Triple Decker Cake
This Chocolate Triple Decker Cake recipe is moist and drenched in the goodness of chocolate frosting that is rich and gooey. It is also an excellent variation among many other chocolate cake recipes and makes a great birthday cake as well. You can serve a slice of this cake along with a scoop of ice cream if you want and pour chocolate ganache on top, but you can also eat it just plain. If you don't have vegetable oil already you can purchase and use grapeseed oil in most cake recipes. A few other frosting ideas that go with this cake is the Nutella frosting or chocolate cream cheese frosting as well. Whatever you decide to do, this Chocolate Cake recipe is one of those fun desserts that will add a sweet charm to any occasion. This Chocolate Cake recipe will be your ideal dessert if you're a chocolate aficionado. Make this chocolaty goodness today!
Makes 16 servings
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2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line three 8-inch pans with parchment paper and lightly grease the paper and sides of the pan with butter.
In a large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Add the boiling water and beat in until well combined. The batter will be thin.
Divide evenly into the three baking pans.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove and place onto cooling racks for 10 minutes, leaving the cakes in the pans.
After 10 minutes, transfer the cakes directly onto the cooling racks and let cool completely before frosting.
Place the butter into a small saucepan and melt over low heat.
Pour the butter into a mixing bowl and stir in the cocoa.
Use an electric mixer on medium speed to add the confectioners' sugar and the milk, alternately until incorporated and you have a creamy frosting.
Beat in the vanilla.
If the frosting is too stiff add a very small amount of additional milk. You will get about 2 cups of frosting.
Place the first layer of cake onto a cake plate.
Spread a layer of frosting.
Repeat the process.
Once you place the top layer of cake frost the top and sides.
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Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Triple Decker Cake From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, all purpose flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, pure vanilla extract,confectioners' sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.
* Per Serving:Calories 380, Calories from Fat 132, Total Fat 14.7g 23%, Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%, Cholesterol 37mg 12%, Sodium 326mg 14%, Potassium 276mg 8%, Carbohydrates 63.4g 21%, Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%, Sugars 48.3g, Protein 4.2g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 11%
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