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Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
30 minutes

Servings:
16 to 20 servings

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
30 minutes

Servings:
16 to 20 servings

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

INGREDIENTS

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

  • Cake
  • 1 C. (250 mL) regular, 2% or fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) vinegar
  • 2 C. (500 mL) sugar
  • 1 C. (250 mL) Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/3 C. (575 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 C. (300 mL) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1 1/4 C. (300 mL) strong brewed coffee, hot
  • Milk Chocolate Filling
  • 1 C. (250 mL) whipping cream, hot
  • 12 oz (375 g) milk chocolate, chopped
  • White Chocolate Cream
  • 1 C. (250 mL) whipping cream, hot
  • 12 oz (375 g) white chocolate, chopped
  • Garnish
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease two 9” (22 cm) cake pans.
  2. Combine milk and vinegar. Reserve. Mixture will thicken up.
  3. Beat sugar and shortening until combined. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat well.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Add half the dry mixture to the egg mixture. Add reserved milk mixture. Beat in remaining dry ingredients. Fold in hot coffee. Pour into prepared baking pans.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool.
  6. Fillings: Place chopped chocolates in 2 separate heat proof bowls. Pour over hot cream. Let chocolate melt. Stir to combine. With an electric mixer beat white chocolate mixture until cold and it has thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Slice each cake in 2 horizontally. Divide mixture and spread between 3 layers, leaving the top one plain. Repeat procedure with the milk chocolate. Ice top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until ready. Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before serving.milk chocolate. Ice top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until ready. Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before serving.