Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Total Time
5hrs 25mins
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 25 mins

A Chocoholic's delight! This cake is a bit time consuming to make, but worth the trouble! On the plus side, it can be made in stages, and assembled the day of serving. Prep time includes chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For filling: Bring milk to simmer in heavy medium saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine sugar and cornstarch in large bowl.
  4. Beat egg yolks into sugar mixture.
  5. Gradually whisk hot milk into yolk mixture.
  6. Return mixture to saucepan.
  7. Whisk over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, about 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat; add chocolate, butter and vanilla and whisk until mixture is smooth.
  9. Transfer filling to medium bowl.
  10. Cool, stirring occasionally.
  11. Gently press plastic wrap directly onto surface of filling; cover and chill until cold, at least 3 hours.
  12. For cake: Preheat oven to 325°F.
  13. Butter 17 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 1-inch jelly roll pan.
  14. Line pan with parchment paper.
  15. Sift first 6 ingredients into large bowl.
  16. Whisk coffee, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl.
  17. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients; mix just until combined.
  18. Transfer batter to prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  19. Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  20. Cool cake completely in pan on rack.
  21. Using small knife, cut around edges of pan.
  22. Turn cake out onto work surface.
  23. Peel off parchment.
  24. Trim tough edges.
  25. Cut cake crosswise into three 5x10 1/2-inch pieces.
  26. (Filling and cake can be made ahead. Keep filling refrigerated up to 2 days. Wrap cake layers in plastic and refrigerate up to 1 day.) Place 1 cake layer on platter.
  27. Spread half of filling over top.
  28. Top with second cake layer.
  29. Spread remaining filling over.
  30. Top with third cake layer.
  31. Pour lukewarm glaze over top and sides of cake, covering completely.
  32. Smooth sides with spatula.
  33. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  34. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead; cover and keep refrigerated.).
  35. Chocolate Glaze (Makes 3 cups): Bring cream to simmer in large saucepan over low heat.
  36. Add chocolate, whisk until smooth.
  37. Remove from heat.
  38. Stir in corn syrup.
  39. Cool glaze until barely lukewarm.
Most Helpful

5 5

this cake left me in amazement. and i can say the same about everyone else who tried it. it came out so good, you couldn't tell it was home-made. it's very moist, very soft and has got this tender chocolate taste with a hint of coffee. i substituted honey for syrup in the glaze and it still came out great, spread very evenly and stayed pretty:) also, i didn't have buttermilk so i used the Substitute for Buttermilk Substitute for Buttermilk. oh, and the baking time was a bit longer for me, maybe about 25 or 30 minutes. and that's about it. this cake rocks.

1 5

I don't know what I did wrong, but it turned out pretty bad. The cake came out not moist at all.

5 5

The cake is great! Exactly what you want from a moist chocolate cake. I halved the recipe and baked in a 7" cake pan and it still worked well. Next time will time making layers. Thanks!