Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

This involves a bit of work but if you are a chocolate lover or have one in the family it’s well worth it.

Serves 1/12

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake
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Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • MOUSSE
  • 4 eggs, seperated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped until stiff
  • ICING
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. To make the cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 6" round cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a small bowl microwave the chocolate and water until melted. Start with 1 minutes then 10 extra seconds until melted.
  5. In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar.
  6. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla.
  7. Beat in the melted chocolate.
  8. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk mixing to remove lumps.
  9. Divide batter evenly over the three pans and bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of cake. Let cool on racks.
  10. To Make the Mousse
  11. In a medium sauce pan over low combine the egg yolks and milk. Heat until thick enough to coat back of spoon.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate and vanilla. Stir until chocolate has completely melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  13. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  14. Gently fold the egg whites and whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
  15. Set aside.
  16. To make the icing
  17. In a large bowl combine the cocoa powder with the powdered sugar.
  18. In a second bowl cream the butter.
  19. Add the cocoa mix to the butter.
  20. Beat in the milk and vanilla.
  21. To assemble cake.
  22. Place a cake on your serving plate.
  23. Spread a thick layer of mousse over the top of the cake. Leave of 1/2" space around the edge.
  24. Top with second layer.
  25. Spread the top of second cake with mousse and top with third cake.
  26. Carefully ice the top and sides of cake. Because the cake is so tall and decadent make sure you slice it into thin pieces.
Recipe Type: Dessert
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To make the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 6″ round cake pans.
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a small bowl microwave the chocolate and water until melted. Start with 1 minutes then 10 extra seconds until melted.

In another bowl cream together the butter and sugar.

Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla.

Beat in the melted chocolate.

Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk mixing to remove lumps.

Divide batter evenly over the three pans and bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of cake. Let cool on racks.

To Make the Mousse:

In a medium sauce pan over low combine the egg yolks and milk. Heat until thick enough to coat back of spoon.

Remove from heat and stir in chocolate and vanilla. Stir until chocolate has completely melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Beat the egg whites until stiff.

Gently fold the egg whites and whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.

 

Set aside.

To make the Icing:

In a large bowl combine the cocoa powder with the powdered sugar.

In a second bowl cream the butter.

Add the cocoa mix to the butter.

Beat in the milk and vanilla.

To assemble Cake:
Place a cake on your serving plate.

Spread a thick layer of mousse over the top of the cake. Leave of 1/2″ space around the edge.

Top with second layer.

Spread the top of second cake with mousse and top with third cake.

Carefully ice the top and sides of cake.

Because the cake is so tall and decadent make sure you slice it into thin pieces.

 

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