Decadent Chocolate and Creme 12 layer Cake

2
Catie B

By
@CatieBBaker

This cake is a special, decadent cake that is worth a little extra time and effort for that special dessert!
This delicious cake has six layers moist, dense chocolate cake, with six layers of filling, three deep chocolate and three layers of a not too sweet creme. It all adds up to a chocolate experience that will satisfy even the deepest craving for a rich, chocolate, nirvana experience!
Once my friends tasted this cake at get togethers,it was often requested as a repeat treat!. Just make sure you save a piece for yourself!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 12 to 16 servings.
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 3 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    cocoa
  • 1 ½ tsp
    each baking soda, baking powder, and ground cinnamon
  • 2¼ c
    buttermilk
  • 1½ Tbsp
    instant-coffee powder dissolved in 1½ tablespoons hot water
  • 1½ c
    sweet (unsalted) butter, softened
  • 2¼ c
    sugar ( i use fine granulated baking sugar as it blends so well)
  • 3
    eggs, room temperature
  • SOUR CREAM FILLING

  • ¾ c
    heavy cream
  • ¾ c
    confectioners' sugar
  • ¾ c
    thick sour cream
  • CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING

  • ½ c
    sweet (unsalted) butter
  • 1½ c
    confectioners' sugar, sifted and divided
  • ½ c
    cocoa
  • 1½ c
    heavy cream
  • ¾ c
    thick sour cream

How to Make Decadent Chocolate and Creme 12 layer Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. CAKE
    Preheat oven to 350〫. Grease three 9 inch round cake pans, line bottom with parchment paper; grease paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
    Mix buttermilk and dissolved coffee.
  3. In large mixing bowl, use mixer to cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until thick. On low speed, alternately add dry ingredients with buttermilk mixture in four portions. Continue beating until well blended.
  4. Spread batter evenly into prepared pans.
    Bake for 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
    Slice each cake in half horizontally, forming 6 layers.
  5. To assemble cake, place one layer on serving plate. Top with ⅓ of the sour cream filling. Place second layer on filling, then frost with ⅔ cup Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting. Repeat this procedure two additional times.
    Frost entire care with remaining Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting. Chill Two hours before serving .

    Note: can withhold a little frosting to decorate top by beading a border along the outside of top layer, as shown in picture, and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.
    **Cake layers are easier to slice in half if horizontally if placed in refrigerator for about 1 hour. (after the initial cooling)

Printable Recipe Card

About Decadent Chocolate and Creme 12 layer Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom



Show 26 Comments & Reviews

20 Side Dishes That’ll Go Great With Grilled Meat

20 Side Dishes That’ll Go Great With Grilled Meat


The grill is heating up, chicken is marinating in the fridge, and burger patties are formed. Now what to serve alongside all the grilled goodness? We’ve put together 20 side dish recipes that will go great with grilled meat.

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing


We all have that partially used bottle of Italian dressing sitting in the fridge. If you’re staring at it wonder what can I use it for, we’ve got the answer. These 15 recipes all have Italian dressing as an ingredient and they’re not just pasta salad.

12 Pulled Pork Recipes

12 Pulled Pork Recipes


Raise your hand if you love pulled pork! Smoky, sweet, and tender pork, what’s not to love?! From sandwiches to tacos to quesadillas to grilled cheese, pulled pork is a welcome addition to all of our favorites meals. No matter if you are team ketchup or team vinegar, you’ll find a homemade pulled pork recipe […]