Chocolate Layer Cake Recipes like Truffle cake and More

A chocolate layer cake makes a more elegant presentation than a sheet cake. Chocolate layer cake recipes can be as simple as frosting between layers, sides and top with a simple sugar icing. To spruce the cake up a little more add a delicious filling between the layers or slice the layers horizontally and add a filling in the middle. For really elegant special occasions decorated the cake with a delicious butter cream frosting and decorate with flowers and chocolate leaves.

chocolate layer cak

However you do it, you cannot go wrong with a moist chocolate cake. Enjoy cooking with chocolate because everyone loves chocolate! Indulge yourself in the following five chocolate layer cake recipes.  You'll want to gift yourself and your friends with this decadent treat.


  • 2 Squares (2 ounces) semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ Cup milk
  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 Teaspoon soda
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup butter
  • 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and lightly flour 2 nine inch round cake pans.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler and remove from heat.

Blend in sugar, cornstarch and beaten egg yolk; mix well.

Add in 1 cup milk and cook in double boiler, stirring constantly, about 15 minutes until smooth.

Cool by placing bottom of pan in ice water.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Sift together flour, soda and salt.

Cream together butter, brown sugar and 2 egg yolks; beat until light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla to the remaining 1/4 cup of milk.

Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately to the cream mixture; blend thoroughly.

Fold in the stiff egg whites.

Pour batter into the prepared pans.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

piece of rich chocolate cake


  • 1 ½ Cups sugar
  • ¾ Cup soft butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2/3 Cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour 2 eight inch cake pans.

Cream sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Sift flour, soda, salt and cocoa together.

Add flour mixture alternately with water to the creamed mixture.

Beat until smooth and pour evenly into prepared baking pans.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Cool completely before adding your favorite frosting.


Chocolate layer cake recipes are not the only great chocolate cakes. This chocolate zucchini cake recipe is baked in an oblong pan and the zucchini makes this chocolate cake delicious!

  • 2 ¼ Cups sifted flour
  • ¼ Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • ½ Cup Cooking oil
  • 1 ¾ Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ Cup buttermilk
  • 3 Cups grated zucchini
  • 6 Ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ Cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 325F degrees.

Grease and flour 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

Cream butter, oil and sugar until light; beat in the eggs one at a time while beating and add vanilla.

Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture.

Stir in zucchini by hand.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 55 to 60 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts while still hot; let cool.

chocolate layer cake with a milky chocolate frosting


Besides chocolate layer cake recipes, some cakes might call for strange ingredients. Don’t think you are making a mistake in reading this recipe! It does include sauerkraut but you will not believe how delicious this cake is. This sauerkraut cake recipe is so moist and you don’t taste the kraut. If you refrigerate it to keep, just bring to room temperature before serving.

  • 1 Can (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinse and drain well
  • 2/3 Cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ Cups sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ¼ Cups flour
  • 1 Cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease and flour 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

Squeeze excess moisture out of kraut; chop finely with knife or food processor.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time while beating.

Add vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda to creamed mixture; blend well.

Add flour alternately with water to the creamed mixture.

Fold in the sauerkraut and pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake about 50 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Cool and frost with favorite frosting.


Whether you are baking a chocolate layer cake recipe or a single layer cake, orange flavor goes well with chocolate. The following chocolate orange cake recipe is delicious and easy to make.

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • ¾ Cup softened butter
  • ¾ Cup cocoa powder dissolved in a small amount of boiling water
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Grease and flour a bread loaf pan.

Cream sugar and butter until fluffy; add eggs one at a time while beating.

Add dissolved chocolate and vanilla to creamed mixture and blend well.

Sift the flour, soda and salt together; add flour mixture alternately with milk to creamed mixture.

Pour batter (will be thin) into prepared pan and bake about 40 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Frost with orange coconut icing.


  • 3 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ Cup orange juice
  • ¾ Cup grated coconut

Cream butter and sugar together; thin with juice.

Beat in coconut and spread over cake.


This chocolate layer cake is a beautiful presentation!


  • 1 ¾ Cups sifted flour
  • ¾ Cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • ½ Cup cooking oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla 
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 Cup strong coffee cooled

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; grease and flour 2 eight inch cake pans.

Sift together sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Mix together on medium speed the sugar and oil; beat in eggs and vanilla.

Combine cold coffee and buttermilk; add to sugar mixture alternating with flour mixture.

Divide evenly between 2 prepared pans; bake 25 to 30 minutes until pick comes out clean.

Let cakes cool 10 minutes and then remove from pans.

Cool cakes completely; slice layers in half horizontally making 4 layers.

Spread fillings between layers (Recipe below) and frost (Recipe below) sides and top of cake.


  • 2 ½ Cups ricotta cheese (Drained well)
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ Cup chopped maraschino cherries

Beat sugar and ricotta cheese together; fold in cherries and chocolate chips.


  • 2/3 Cup plus 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 Tablespoons meringue
  • 1 Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ Cups solid shortening (I use Crisco)
  • 11 ½ Cups sifted powdered sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon butter flavor
  • ½ Teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ Teaspoon clear vanilla

Sift together powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt; add meringue to mixture.

Cream shortening and beat in flavorings.

Add dry mixture alternately with water to the shortening mixture making a spreading consistency.

Beat until smooth and fluffy. 

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