3 layer chocolate cake

How To Make A 3 Layer Chocolate Cake From Scratch (Moist & Hearty)

This cake is by far one of the best chocolate cakes I tasted.. It’s so moist and hearty, you get an explosion of chocolate bliss in every bite, it’s definitely a chocolate lovers dream cake.

3 Layer Chocolate Cake Recipe (How To Video)

How To Make This Chocolate Cake

1. Let’s start by making the three layers of the chocolate cake.. Butter 3 baking pans and add cocoa powder on all three.. Spread it by rotating the pan left to right and so on… Put enough cocoa powder to make a thin layer that covers the bottom of the pan. Set the baking pans aside for later.

make a thin layer of cocoa powder

2. In a mixing bowl add 3 cups of flour, 3 cups of granulated sugar, 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 tsp of salt and mix it with a whisk.. 

3. Then add 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk, 1 1/2 cups of warm water and start mixing it with a hand held mixer until the chocolate batter forms into a creamy chocolate texture.

mix until it becomes a creamy chocolate texture

4. Once the chocolate batter is nice and creamy scoop it with a ladle or large spoon and place it in the baking pans with the cocoa powder. You should have enough for three layers.

pour the chocolate batter in the baking pan

5. Bake all 3 layers at (350 degrees F) for 35 minutes. While the chocolate layers are baking you can start to prepare the chocolate frosting cream.. 

6. Add 8oz of cream cheese in a mixing bowl, 1 1/2 cups of soft butter and mix with a hand held mixer.. Add 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened cocoa and mix again. Then add about 1/4 cup of milk and continue mixing.. Finally add 7 to 8 cups of powdered sugar and mix with a spatula or spoon until it forms into a thick frost like cream.

7. After 35 minutes take out the chocolate layers from the oven and let them cool for 15 minutes on a clean surface. Now you can start layering the chocolate cake.

8. Add the first layer of chocolate frosting.

9. Then the second and third layer.. With a spatula cover the whole cake with the rest of the cream frosting.. Congratulations! You just made a 3 layer chocolate cake that your family will love and enjoy. 

spread and cover with chocolate cream frosting

Recipe Ingredients

Cookware Needed For This Recipe
Round Baking Pan
Hand Held Mixer
Spatula To Mix
Mixing Bowls
Big Spoon Or Ladle

Ingredients For The 3 Layer Chocolate Pancakes
Butter To Grease Pan
Cocoa Powder
3 Cups Of All Purpose Flour
3 Cups Of Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Of Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoons Of Baking Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Of Salt
4 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Of Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 Cups Of Buttermilk
1 1/2 Cups Of Warm Water

Ingredients For The Chocolate Frosting Spread
1 1/2 Cups Of Soft Butter
8 Oz Of Cream Cheese
1 1/2 Cups Of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Of Milk
7-8 Cups Of Powdered Sugar

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