Three Layer Chocolate Cake

    1 hour 30 min

    Grab a slice of indulgence with this rich, chocolate cream cake. Layers of chocolate sponge are sandwiched with white chocolate cream, raspberries, strawberries and whipped cream. It makes a fantastic birthday cake!

    3 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 125g unsalted butter, softened
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 200g plain chocolate, melted
    • 500g plain flour, sifted
    • 50g unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • For the White Chocolate Cream
    • 250g white chocolate, melted
    • 125ml single cream, at room temperature
    • For the Filling
    • 1 litre double cream, whipped
    • 250g fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered, divided
    • 250g fresh raspberries, divided
    • For Decoration
    • fresh strawberries
    • fresh raspberries

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm round springform tin with baking parchment.
    2. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until light and creamy. Gradually add eggs while beating thoroughly. Add dark chocolate and beat until smooth.
    3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Using a metal spoon fold in flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda alternately with water. Stir until mixture is well combined and smooth. Pour into prepared tin and smooth the surface.
    4. Bake for 40 to 45 mins or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre. Let cool.
    5. Meanwhile make the white chocolate cream: Combine white chocolate and cream, stirring until smooth. If this is difficult, gently heat the mixture over a double boiler.
    6. Cut the cake into three even horizontal layers. Place one layer on a serving plate. Spread with white chocolate cream and scatter with 125g raspberries and 125g strawberries.
    7. Top with the second cake layer. Spread with 1/5th whipped cream and scatter with 125g raspberries and 125g strawberries.
    8. Top with the final cake layer. Spread the remaining whipped cream over the top and sides of the cake. Decorate with berries.

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    The recipe instructions are sketchy... Alternately add water while adding dry ingredients... Shame I had no idea how much water to add so my mixture was thick and I couldn't cook the centre properly without having a dry outside. Definitely not trying again!  -  20 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)