This cake is perfect for any chocolate lovers.

My kids absolutely love dark chocolate layer cake. It’s their favorite recipe, and they always beg me to make it for them. I usually oblige, but I always try to add a littlesomething new to the recipe so it’s not just a copy of the same old recipe.

This particular recipe is definitely a hit with the kids. I love that it’s a relatively low-calorie cake that still tastes decadent. And the dark chocolate flavor is always a hit.

I always enjoy making this cake, but I do have to be careful not to overindulge. My kids definitely can’t help but gobble it up, and I don’t want them to get sick from eating too much chocolate.

But even if I do manage to keep them under control, I know they’re going to enjoy this cake for years to come. Thanks, Mom!


What does ‘dark chocolate’ mean?

Dark chocolate is made from chocolate that has been at least 60% chocolate liquor, meaning the chocolate has been ground and tempered but not added to milk or cream. It’s usually a bit more expensive than milk chocolate because its higher quality.

How can I make a dark chocolate layer cake?

To make a dark chocolate layer cake, you’ll need:
-1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
-2 cups granulated sugar
-4 large eggs, at room temperature
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-4 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 cup 72% dark chocolate, chopped
-½ cup nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios
-1 cup heavy cream
-1 teaspoon pure chocolate extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and sugar together in large bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and unsweetened cocoa; mix well.

2. Add flour, baking powder, and cocoa; mix well. Stir in 72% chocolate. Spread batter in greased and floured 9×13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

3. Bake for 30 minutes; cool cake in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run fork around edges of cake to loosen; remove from pan. Place on cake stand.

4. Cream heavy cream and chocolate extract together; pour over cake.

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Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner

Hi! My name is Ava and I love baking. I love the process of creating something from nothing, and the satisfaction of taking a bite of something I made myself. I love trying new recipes and experimenting with different flavors. Baking is my form of self-care; it's how I relax and unwind after a long day. That's why I founded!

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