Because sometimes a simple, two-layer chocolate cake recipe is simply not enough! My 12 Layer Chocolate Cake takes cake to a whole new level with alternating layers of dark and white chocolate and frosted with the silkiest French buttercream. I also add a simple whipped cream frosting to the sides and top. For the finishing touches, I add a chocolate wrap and delicate chocolate garnishes to take the cake over the top!
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How It’s Made!
For this 12 layer cake, I used my ‘Perfect Chocolate Cake‘ recipe and my ‘Basic Vanilla Cake’ recipe; both from my ‘Back to Cake Basics’ series. These recipes for chocolate and vanilla cake are perfect for this layered cake, and you can use it for all your cake recipes. The recipes yield a very delicate, fluffy, moist and perfectly delicious cake layer every time!
Chocolate Cake Recipe
Get the recipe for this chocolate cake recipe here: https://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/perfect-chocolate-cake/
Vanilla Cake Recipe
Get the recipe for the vanilla cake here: https://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/simple-vanilla-cake/
French Buttercream Frosting
For the frosting, I went with my new favorite buttercream recipe – chocolate French buttercream. If you haven’t had a chance to try this frosting, you’re in for a treat! It’s not too sweet, super silky and ultra rich! For this 12 layer cake, I made 1 1/2 portions of the recipe – get those ingredients below! In other words, the best buttercream recipe out there!
The Chocolate Cake Wrap
What better way to garnish a 12 layer chocolate cake than with more chocolate?! I have a separate tutorial for the chocolate wrap and chocolate garnishes. Make sure to watch it! It’s super fun to make these garnishes and you’ll be able to make any cake look beautiful and professional! https://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/chocolate-cake-wrap/
Enjoyed this decadent cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- German Chocolate Cake – this iconic chocolate coconut cake is always a good choice!
- Chocolate Cherry Mousse Cake – the fluffiest chocolate mousse with chocolate sponge cake and fresh cherries!
- 40-Layer Chocolate Crepe Cake – rich chocolate crepes layered with fluffy chocolate filling!
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I use a bulk roll of acetate cake collar – just cut it down to size for any cake or cheesecake.
I love the aluminum cake pans for baking the layers.
And this set of off-set spatulas and this bench scrapper are a must for any cake decorating.
You’ll love this classic Ateco cake turntable – makes decorating cakes a breeze!