Let’s hear a drumroll please for this stunning chocolate cake creation! Looking for a phenomenal chocolate cake recipe? Look no further! My “Ultimate Chocolate Cake” recipe is the only chocolate cake recipe you will need! It’s a chocolate cake soaked with chocolate syrup, frosted with a chocolate buttercream and wrapped in MORE chocolate! Soo much chocolate can only mean one thing – this cake is damn delicious! I love this cake because it’s very chocolate-y but not overwhelming or too sweet.
My ultimate chocolate cake begins with five delicate and light-as-air chocolate sponge cake layers. Since sponge cake does tend to be more dry than traditional cake layers, the layers are generously soaked with a simple chocolate sauce. Make sure to use tons of sauce and go over the layers a few times to make sure they are well soaked.
For the frosting, I went with a French-style chocolate buttercream. This is a cheater’s version of French buttercream using sweetened condensed milk. I’ve had lots of reviews that mention the buttercream could have been better, so I’ve included a video recipe for my chocolate buttercream recipe at the bottom! And to take this cake to extraordinary, I wrapped the cake with a chocolate wrap! I have a separate video tutorial for this method; I have that video right below, too!
For all the recipe details, make sure to watch my video recipe!
Doesn’t this cake look incredible? I love the chocolate wrap on the outside; it makes the cake look so fancy! Use this handy pinboard to share this recipe on Pinterest!
Want more chocolate cake recipes? Watch my chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream recipe in my ‘Back To Cake Basics’ series: http://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-type/back-to-cake-basics/