Triple Chocolate Layer Cake with the best easy milk chocolate frosting & partially covered with mini chocolate chips. Perfect for birthdays or any other special occasion.
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Out of all the cakes I make, chocolate cake is the one that shows up the most frequently at our house.
I made this cake back in March and since we’re celebrating our eight year wedding anniversary today I thought it was the perfect occasion to share my chocoholic husband’s very favorite chocolate cake that he deems to be the best ever triple chocolate layer cake.
It has been my stand-by recipe for birthday cakes and special events for the longest time.
And just like my favorite vanilla cake, I’ve tested and tweaked a lot of chocolate cake recipes over the years.
Here are some tips to make this Triple Chocolate Layer Cake:
- Be sure have all your ingredients at room temperature, besides the boiling water
- Measure your flour with the spoon and level method –>scoop flour into a measuring cup using a spoon. Level off with a butter knife.
- Batter will be thin after combined, which is how it should be.
- Use cake strips on the side of the pan to help with even baking temperature and rising.
- Placing the cake on a turntable helps to make decorating easier
The cake is soft, tender and intensified with a rich chocolate flavor. As much as I love Swiss Meringue Buttercream, this creamy buttercream frosting I used today is my husband’s favorite and comes together easily in one bowl.
It has a velvety smooth texture and together with the decadent cake it is a dream come true for devoted chocolate lovers!
It’s also a dream to decorate and just glides on silky smooth.
You can have some fun and decorate this triple chocolate cake however you like.
My favorite way is actually unfrosted with just a smidgen of frosting on the top.
For this special occasion, I chose to pipe a cute little star border on the bottom as well as added Amanda’s legendary rose swirls to the top.
Mini chocolate chips are studded on the bottom. To finish it off, some chocolate shavings get sprinkled on top.
Rich, decadent and makes an impressive dessert for any chocolate lover ♥♥♥
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