Three 9 inch Dark Chocolate Cake Layers

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Jan. 10, 2012


Unsweetened cocoa 1 Cup (16 tbs) , unsifted
Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
All purpose flour
Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) , softened
Sugar 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Eggs 4
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon



1) Preheat the oven to 350F.

2) In a medium bowl, add in cocoa into the boiling water. Mix it to get a smooth paste. Cool down completely.

3) Onto a waxed paper, sift together the baking soda, salt and baking powder.

4) Grease three 9X1 1/2-inch layer-cake pans. Dust them lightly with flour.


5) In a large bowl, add in butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat well scraping the sides occasionally, till the mixture becomes light and fluffy in about 5 minutes.

6) On low speed, beat in the 1/4 of the flour and 1/3 of the cocoa mixture alternatively into the wet ingredients. At the flour at the start and the end. Make sure not to overbeat the mixture.

7) Transfer the batter into the cake pans. Smoothen the tops and bake for about 30 minutes.

8) Allow the cake pans to cool down for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cake with a spatula, before overturning them onto a wire rack to cool down completely.


9) Serve the Three 9 Inch Dark Chocolate Cake Layers frosted with cream and garnished with chocolate sprinkles.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 6053Calories from Fat 2049

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 253 g389.2%

Saturated Fat 122 g610%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4238 mg176.58%

Total Carbohydrates 908 g302.7%

Dietary Fiber 104 g416%

Sugars 502 g

Protein 110 g220%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet