STREAMING NOW: Feast with Friends

Sinfully Good a Million Layers Chocolate Layer Cake, With Strawb

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I'm not sure how you could get any more chocolate into this moist yummy layer cake. So very good, rich, sinful.”
READY IN:
1hr 45mins
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chocolate Cake:
  2. Cream butter, being careful to keep butter cool.
  3. Cream butter and sugar at meduim speed for 3 to 5 minutes until light and airy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, blending completely.
  5. add vanilla, beat well.
  6. Combine all dry ingredients, mix thoroughly.
  7. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to the butter mixture, ending with dry. Mix only to combine.
  8. Stir in the hot chocolate, batter will be a little runny.
  9. Bake in 13 x 9 baking pan until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. About 35 to 40 minutes. You can also use 2 9 x 5 bread pans or 2 9 inch cake pans. Grease and Flour whatever pan you use.
  10. Cool cake for 10 minutes in pan, and then on wire rack. I cool the cakes in the frige while making all the fillings and frostings.
  11. The cake will likely be soft, and crumbly. It may drop in the middle a little too, don't worry if this happens.
  12. Chocolate Mousse Filling:
  13. combine melted chocolate (I melt in microwave) with condensed milk.
  14. Add water and pudding mix, stir until combined.
  15. Cool for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  16. fold in whipped cream, the chocolate mixture will be very thick so this will take a bit of stirring.
  17. divide in half.
  18. Make either the strawberry filling or the chocolate filling (unless you'd like both).
  19. Strawberry Filling:
  20. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat and stir constantly until everything is dissolved and it begins to thicken. Bring to boil while stirring for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. It will thicken more in the refrigerator. Cool in refrigerator.
  21. Divide in half.
  22. Chocolate Filling:
  23. Combine sugar, flour and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  24. Gradually add milk.
  25. Cook and stir until it boils, stirring constantly for one minute.
  26. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  27. Cool in refrigerator.
  28. Divide in half.
  29. Assembly:
  30. Crumble the cake and divide into 3 somewhat equal portions.
  31. line the bottom of a serving bowl with one portion of cake.
  32. spead with chocolate mousse.
  33. spread with either strawberry filling or chocolate filling.
  34. repeat layers (cake, mousse and filling).
  35. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries if you would like.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: