Triple Layer Brownie Cake Recipe
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Triple Layer Brownie Cake Recipe

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A little of this tall, rich brownie cake goes a long way, so you'll have plenty of pieces left to share with grateful family members and friends. It's a sure way to satisfy true chocolate lovers and is perfect for any occasion. -Barbara Dean, Littleton, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar, optional
  • 2 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), shaved

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 489 calories, 33 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt.
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, melt chocolate in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in cream and sugar if desired, until well blended. Heat to a gentle boil; boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; transfer to a large bowl. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until mixture reaches a pudding-like consistency, stirring a few times.
  4. Beat until soft peaks form. Immediately spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Triple Layer Brownie Cake in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 489 calories, 33 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Triple Layer Brownie Cake

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

BEST EVER! What a wonderful dessert to enjoy with family and friends for my hubby's Birthday! Everyone said it was so moist , rich and yummy! A little bit goes a long way. :)

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Reviewed May. 12, 2014

WOW! When I read the reviews I was so excited to make this. My son loves brownies and I made it for his birthday. Apparently somehow this recipe and the reviews had to have been mixed up, this cake was dry, dry, dry and it had a funny flavor. I don't even know what to say about the frosting. Both went in the trash and we made brownies from a box mix. So sad, I was really hoping to find a delicious new desert. The only reason I gave it one star is because you can click zero.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

This review is for the cake only. Very good! The cake is moist and really does taste like a brownie. I substituted 3 tablespoons baking cocoa with 1 tablespoon of canola oil for each 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate. I made my favorite chocolate frosting recipe to top it off.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

mmm lovin it

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

A change of pace from regular chocolate cake. Instead of making shavings from milk chocolate bars, decorate with sprinkles or chocolate jimmies... or decorate with something seasonal.

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