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Triple Chocolate Cake

If you thought you were a fan of chocolate cake before, wait until you try this triple chocolate cake. After all, three layers of chocolate are definitely better than one. There’s no doubt about it.

Triple Chocolate Cake

Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line the bottoms of two 9-inch baking pans with parchment paper and dust sides with flour.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large mixer bowl with stand mixer on medium speed, beat eggs, sugar and butter, about 1 minute or until well blended. Reduce to low speed. Gradually beat in coffee, milk, vinegar and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture, about 1 minute or until blended.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare Chocolate Frosting.
  8. Place one cake layer on serving plate and top with ¾ cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer.
  9. In a small microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips, heavy cream and butter.
  10. Microwave on MEDIUM power until butter is melted and heavy cream is warm. Stir until mixture is smooth, shiny and pourable. Pour over only top of cake and smooth to edge.
  11. Spread or pipe remaining frosting around side of cake.


Serves 16

Start with two layers of freshly baked chocolate cake. Then make homemade chocolate frosting. Pipe the frosting on top of the bottom layer, then top with the remaining cake layer.

Instead of topping the cake with the remaining frosting, make a simple ganache in your microwave. Add chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter to a microwaveable bowl and microwave until the butter is melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until the mixture is smooth, shiny, and pourable. How easy is that?

Top the cake with this delicious ganache and spread to the edges. Then pipe the remaining frosting around the cake.

Want an ultra-rich chocolate cake? Our Test Kitchen adds a little bit of coffee to the cake batter. Coffee doesn’t leave you with a coffee or mocha flavored cake, but rather enhances the chocolate flavor. If you’ve never tried adding it before, it’ll be love at first bite.

Serve this decadent cake at celebrations throughout the year – with champagne and strawberries on Valentine’s Day, on Father’s Day to those dads with a sweet tooth, or for any chocolate-lover’s birthday. No matter the occasion, there’s always a reason to bake with a little love and a lot of chocolate.

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