Recipe by BCMASON
"An incredibly moist, rich, triple layer chocolate cake with whipped cream filling and chocolate buttercream frosting. This was always a favorite in our house!"
Watch video tips and tricks
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 3/4 cups
2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
heavy whipping cream
unsweetened cocoa powder
Magnificent!!!!!! I can't BELIEVE anyone gave this cake a poor rating. They must've overcooked it or used substandard ingredients. I have made it several times now and everyone, i mean EVERYONE goes crazy!!!
ADD MILK TO THE FROSTING AND IT TURNS OUT PERFECTLY, start with 1 Tablespoon and then keep the processor/mixer going and just go a drop at a time, until it's at a perfect spreading consistency. You an also add up to 1/4 cup cocoa for a more "chocolatey" frosting. truly amazing!!!!
I have given so many recipes on this site 5 stars, but this cake disappointed me in every way. I had my doubts when I tasted the batter. I was on a low budget and wanted to make it for Valentine's day for my boyfriend but it just did not work out.
This truly is a PERFECT chocolate cake I can confidently vouch for with a 5-star rating and review. This cake is so good, left such an impression on me, that I remember the first time I made it in September 1977 as a birthday cake! It was a showstopper and an incredible hit – and *I* was proud. With a full cup of cocoa powder you can expect a deep chocolate flavor, the boiling water only serving to make that flavor bloom! Four eggs and a full cup of butter tells you the cake will be rich, moist and flavorful (just be very careful not to overbake). I use the filling from the original recipe, which calls for just 1 cup of cream, not a pint, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. I use it only between the layers, not on top. I also make the original frosting – melt 1 c. chocolate chips, 1/2 c. half-and-half and 3/4 c. butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 2-1/2 c. powdered sugar, mix well, then place saucepan over a large bowl of ice. Beat the frosting until it thickens and holds its shape. Add a little half-and-half if needed to make a desirable spreading consistency. Try garnishing the cake with chocolate curls and a few strawberries. This is an excellent, reliable, go-to recipe for a great chocolate cake that has stood the test of time!
This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe of all time. I make the cake part exactly to this recipe. I have been making it for 22 years, and it is always a very big hit. On the filling my recipe calls for only 1 cup of whipped cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar, but I always wish I had more.
I think it has gotten some negative reviews because the frosting is a bit stiff for the cake (which is sticky but so worth it) and tears it. I use a softer frosting (which I think taste better on this cake) that doesn't harden until you refridgerate it, which is close to "Creamy Chocolate Frosting" SUBMITTED BY: Jeannette Mack. But a few times when I was in a hurry I used a classic chocolate buttercream like the one in this recipe and it was fine. I think once I even used a store bought frosting and no one complained. Because the cake is sticky use two spatulas one for dipping in the frosting and one for spreading to avoid getting crumbs in your frosting. Get plenty of frosting on your spreading spatula, and avoid pulling it straight off the cake. Slide the spatula off keeping it level with the cake. Spread the frosting like you would peanut butter on soft bread. This is such a wonderful cake. Don't be scared off! It is so worth the effort.
I am not a cook, in fact, I haven't baked a cake since I was a kid, but it was my boyfriend's birthday and I wanted to make him something special and stumbled across this review. I was a bit worried about the one negative review on this page, but this cake turned out to be 'the best cake i've ever had' (one of the people at our birthday party) and in fact, was the main talking point of the 40 or so people that had some of this cake. It's rich, moist, easy to cook, and the fillings and icing were perfect!
Wow! I added a really large, melted Hershey bar and a package of chocolate pudding to this recipe, baked it in a bundt pan and frosted it with buttercream vanilla icing. I made it for my husband's coworker's birthday. The next day, another coworker, who had brought a piece home to his family, offered to pay me to make him one too! It was a huge hit! This is a really good cake by itself, but I felt I wanted a little boost of moisture and chocolate. These added ingredients make it heavy, so proceed with caution, but so yummy! I also used Penzey's cocoa - beware that if your cocoa powder is a lesser quality or old, it won't be as good! :)
Oh boy! Let me catch my breath...Wow!
This cake is rich, dark, chocolatey, moist, perfect consistency! We had it with whipped cream and it was excellent!
I am an amateur cook in every sense of the word, but this cake was very very easy to make and I am now the star chef of my frineds!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 746
** Calories from Fat: 343
Everything you need to party like a leprechaun.
New for spring! Good-for-you food you’ll love to eat.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!
See how to make moist, rich chocolate cake.
Take your chocolate cake to the extremes of deliciousness.
Discover what a touch of mayo can do for chocolate cake.