3-Layer Dark Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

this cake is nothing short of amazing, it is meant to be baked in three pans, baking in anything less will not produce the best results -- see my Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing

Top Review by Recipe Maven

Made this for dessert with company coming and it was good. I have had others that are better (Wacky Cake). This cake came out kind of dry, which was part of the problem, because I love a nice moist cake. I may try it again sometime and see if it turns out differently the second time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Set oven to second-lowest rack.
  3. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans, then line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  4. In a heat proof medium mixing bowl mix together the boiling water with cocoa powder and coffee granules until completely combined; allow to cool for about 20 minutes or until room temperature.
  5. In another bowl sift the flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  6. In a large bowl cream butter with both sugars and vanilla until fluffy.
  7. Add in eggs and beat for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add in the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture until combined.
  9. Divide the mixture evenly beweeen the cake pans.
  10. Bake for about 25-35 minutes or until cakes test done.

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