Death by Chocolate Cake

Sweet, tangy and super duper impressive, this Chocolate Cake will be “star” of the show when it’s served. It’s an appealing dessert for weekend meals and parties. If you are engaged in chocolate taste and flavor, you can serve this chocolate cake as a birthday cake to your loved one. I did make it at my kid’s birth, and she loved it a lot. Perfect!


Death by Chocolate Cake

Recipe by GenevaWatsonCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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If you are finding a good cake for dessert, just give this chocolate cake a try. Its detailed recipe is given here. All you need to do is to follow it. Have fun!


  • 4 c. all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/4 c. Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 1/2 c. strong black coffee

  • 2 1/2 c. buttermilk

  • 2 c. granulated sugar

  • 1 c. packed brown sugar

  • 3 tsp. baking soda

  • 3 tsp. baking powder

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 c. melted butter

  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 1/4 c. cocoa powder

  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 3 c. butter, softened

  • 7 1/2 c. powdered sugar

  • Pinch of kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare three 8” round cake pans lined with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
  • To make cake: Add flour, sugars, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, whisk together to combine.
  • Whisk together melted butter, eggs, coffee, buttermilk, and vanilla in another large bowl.
  • Gradually whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients until smooth.
  • Divide batter evenly among the cake pans. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks before removing from pans.
  • To make frosting: Add butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt to a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Beat in heavy cream (adding more by the tablespoon until consistency is creamy but can hold peaks).
  • Frost cake between layers, and then cover entire cake with frosting.
  • Using your hands, cover entire cake with 3 cups chocolate chips, using more if needed.
  • Melt remaining 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave. Drizzle over cake and serve.

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