- 3 cups sugar
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 squares (1 ounces each) semisweet chocolate, melted
- 1-1/2 cups brewed coffee, cooled
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 16 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
- 1/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add buttermilk, eggs, oil, chocolate, coffee and vanilla; mix until combined. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For frosting, combine cream, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate and butter until melted. Transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate until spreadable, stirring occasionally. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forDark Chocolate Layer Cake
"Just like it came from a bakery! This was so chocolately and the texture was perfect. The batter will be thin, but don't let that fool you. It is a perfect chocolate cake. I wanted a white icing so followed the recipe and used white 'chocolate' instead of the semisweet. Be sure to whip the icing, after it has cooled, to thicken the consistency. I made two 9" layers, and added whipped cream (stabilized with Oetker Whip-it), between the layers. It was absolutely delicious. Looking for an excuse to make another one."
"The reason this was in Light & Tasty was because they did a makeover version on the same page in the magazine. This one must have accidentally gotten switched with the healthier version on the website."
"I haven't seen a lot of recipes in the Light and healthy magazine that would really fall into that catagory."
"861 calories-- I don't think this is light!!! Somebody made a big boo boo!!"
"the recipe looks good, but how much chocolate is needed? I don't see it listed anywhere on the ingredients."