Three Layer Chocolate Cake

Three Layer Chocolate Cake
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
263 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 4g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When one layer of chocolate cake just isn't enough, try making this three layer chocolate cake. This recipe is sure to please any chocolate lover. 


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 cup water (boiling)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round baking pans.

  3. Mix cocoa with boiling water in small bowl; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.

  4. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add cocoa mixture. Combine well.

  5. With wire whisk, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Alternately add flour mixture with milk and sour cream to butter mixture. Beat until blended. Pour batter into pans.

  6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake 10 minutes.

  7. Remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost cake as desired.

  8. Serve and enjoy!