Godiva Chocolate Layer Cake

Recipe by JANIC412




  • For the buttercream: cream butter until smooth.
  • Sift the sugar and cocoa powder over the butter, add 1/3 cup of Godiva liqueur and slowly mix until smooth.
  • For the cake: sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar and add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
  • On low speed, stir in the chocolate and gradually add the reserved sifted ingredients in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk and 1/2 of the liqueur, beat until smooth.
  • Divide the batter among 3 greased and floured 9" cake pans.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 375: for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert onto rack to cool completely.
  • Chill the layers in the freezer for about 30 minutes until firm.
  • To assemble the cake: remove the cake layers from the freezer and brush with the remaining liqueur before spreading 3/4 cup of the buttercream between each layer.
  • Spread the remaining buttercream over the top and sides of the cake which has been placed on a serving plate.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate. If not serving immediately and have it stored in the refrigerator, remove the cake 1 hour prior to serving.
  • Garnish with chocolate curls if using.