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Nov 12, 2011

World’s Best Triple Layer Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting

I made this cake for a birthday party..She told me to make a chocolate cake and it should be really chocolaty..I am happy that I have the best chocolate cake recipe in the world...So I promised her..

This cake is so soft and has a rich chocolate taste to it. I frosted this cake with two types of frosting..I used a simple chocolate ganache to frost outside and cream cheese icing to frost inside, since I had some left over from this recipe..But you don’t have to do that..You can any of your favorite frosting..

So off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..

Recipe Source:Rachael Allen

Flour – 300 gms / 2 ½  cup / 10.5 ounces
Sugar – 220 gms / 1 cup +2 tblspn / 7.5 ounces
Cocoa – 2 tblspn
Baking Powder- 1 ½ tsp
Baking Soda – ½ tsp
Butter-200 gms / 7 ounces / 1 cup
Milk- 4 tblspn
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Dark Chocolate Chips– 200 gms / 7 ounces / 1 ¼ cup
Cream Cheese Frosting as needed ( Click Here for Recipe )
Chocolate Ganache as needed ( Click Here for Recipe )


Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350 °F.

Butter three tins generously and dust the inside with flour and tip the excess out..Set this aside for a moment.

Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl..Set this aside for a moment.

Take milk and chocolate chips in a sauce pan and melt it gently..once it boils switch off the flame and allow it to melt completely.

Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat till creamy and fluffy.

Add in eggs and beat well.

Now pour in melted chocolate and mix well.

Now sift in the flour mixture and cocoa in this and fold gently until combined.

Pour this on to three prepared tin and bake it for 25 – 30 tins.

Let this cool a bit before removing from the tin..Leave this cake to cool completely over the wire rack.

I sliced some from the top to make it even for frosting.

Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Ganache to frost the cakes.

Now take once cake and frost with cream cheese frosting then stack another cake on top and spread some more frosting.Atlast keep another slice and cover the entire cake with chocolate ganache.

Slice and serve or give it as present.

Take all your ingredients
Mix baking powder, baking soda with flour..
Take milk in a sauce pan
add in chocolate chips in this
heat it up
allow it to melt
mix till it is completely melted
take butter in a bowl
add in sugar and vanilla
beat it
continue beating till fluffy
add in eggs and mix well
beat till it is creamy
pour in the chocolate mixture
and mix well
I know this looks a little bit curdled..But dont worry it will go when flour is mixed in..
Sift in flour mixture and cocoa
and fold gently
till combined
Prepare three tins..
pour this in and bake it
cakes baked and cooled..
Now take your cream cheese frosting...(Click Here for Recipe)
Take a slice in a plate
add a dollop of cream cheese frosting
spread evenly
cover with other slice
add a dollop of cream cheese frosting
spread evenly
cover with other slice
Take your chocolate ganache icing..( Click Here for Recipe )
and cover completely...
another look
Decorate as you wish..


  1. Mmmmmmm...this looks amazing! My hubby and sons usually request a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for their birthdays...I'll have to try your recipe next. Super chocolaty with the melted chocolate AND the cocoa! Must taste wonderful~

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Son maravillosos tus paso a paso y la tarta se ve exquisita!!!. besos

  3. This cake look amazing and yumm! love it! gloria

  4. Yummy....I love chocolate cakes. I should try this sometime.


  5. Love this pretty with full of chocolate! Yummy!!

  6. Mi siguiente entrada es muy parecida a esta :) una rica tarta muy muy sencilla y parecidas saludos

  7. Wowowo , I am drooling , this cake looks really delish , will try yours next time while thinking of making chocolate cake :) .

  8. I can never frost a cake neatly. You have done a very good job :)

  9. Very nice cake(of course when it;s with so much chocolate:)))

  10. Looks great! Chocolate cake is a favorite with me and my boys!

  11. wow delicious and u have layer it perfectly...very nice!

  12. It definitely looks big and beautiful and chocolatey...enough to make anyone smile! Delicious :)

  13. What a fantastic looking cake. My girls love chocolate cake and this will be our afternoon project tomorrow. Thank you!

  14. This indeed looks the best chocolate cake ever.. thanks for sharing... bookmarking it...

  15. Yummy Cake....lovely photos, even I like Rachel Allen's cake recipes

  16. Nice cake...........

    Glad 2 follow u..........do drop at my space..........u have got a wonderful space

  17. yummy n perfect cake....arthi i tried ur galic chutney....it was yummy and super..v had it with dosa...thank u dear!

  18. Wow very creative and unique combo of flavors..Looks delicious cakes..Lovely too.

  19. Just when I tell myself no more chocolate recipes you have to put this temptation in my way. So how can I refuse looking at it?
    yummy cake.
    Hosting an event which I am calling Back to our Roots Also hosting for Nov’11 Veggie Food for the Month_Raw Banana. Please do send me your entries.

  20. Beautiful, yummy looking cake...especially for me. I love chocolatey cakes like this one. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Thanks.

  21. wow...its really a wonderful cake...very unique and lovely recipe...thankx for sharing..bookmarked!!

  22. Great job. Did you weigh your butter? There are 16 tablespoons of butter in a cup (your recipe says 7 tablespoons).

  23. Coleen..That is not 7 tblspn..It is 7 ounces...

  24. Looks wonderful, love your dog too!

  25. Yummy cake and I am a bit envious of your friend who got this lovely cake.

  26. Un buen trozo me llevaría esto es estupendo,chocolate y chocolate,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  27. Lovely cake Aarthi. How do u bake as three separate cakes? I mean in various racks in a single oven ? Or do u use two ovens? Thanks!

  28. @Praba ArunI have a big oven, i baked two cake at a time, and then i baked the third one after that

    1. Thanks so much for ur prompt reply. So u bake two cakes in a single rack in ur big oven? Also is it ok to rest the third cake batter till one batch is baked? TIA.

  29. @Praba Arunyes you can rest the other cake, it is not going to be a issue

  30. Hai arthi.. Thank u so much for this super recipe.. I tried this today to celebrate my first new year with my hubby after our marriage.. He is a foodie and he just love it.. I turned it as base for black forest cake and its really delicious...wish u happy new year and thank you once again.. I just love ur recipes.. Keep rocking...

  31. Hi aarthi i love your recipes but please specify the size of the pan and i have a small microwave convection oven in which i cant bake 2-3 tins together and i want to make layered cakes without using the oven twice please advise on whether i can bake a cake and cut it from between and apply the frosting thank you reply fast and i want eggless recipes thank you dear

  32. Hi .. can u suggest me which baking tin is good on convection microwave ... non stick or aluminium? ? From which shopping site u get ??


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