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Triple Chocolate Cake

Moist, rich and dense this Triple Chocolate Cake has 3 layers of chocolate flavors that will make your mouth water with each and every bite.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 726kcal



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Poured Frosting:

  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbs milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Milk Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Line a 9" springform pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In microwave safe bowl melt together your butter and chocolate chips until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Add in your granulated sugar and brown sugar and stir until combined.
  • Add in your eggs one at at time making sure they are incorporated after each addition.
  • Add in your flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, milk and vanilla and stir until blended.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes (depending on oven) until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and poke holes all over the top with wooden skewer.
  • To make your poured frosting in saucepan melt together butter, cocoa powder and milk until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Pour small amounts over warm cake spreading around top and into holes. You may have a little extra frosting, you can just pour over the top of cake if you like or discard.
  • Let cake cool completely.
  • To make your milk chocolate buttercream, in a small bowl add your milk chocolate chips and a splash of heavy cream and melt until smooth, set aside to cool slightly.
  • In stand mixer beat your butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in powdered sugar and milk and mix until smooth.
  • Add in your melted chocolate and beat until combined.
  • Spread over top of cooled cake and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if desired.


Calories: 726kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 111g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3.5mg