Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

Recipe by CookingONTheSide
READY IN: 3hrs 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; coat 3 (9-inch) round pans with cooking spray.
  • Stir coffee granules into 1 cup water.
  • At low speed, beat cake mix, eggs, sour cream and coffee mixture until combined.
  • Increase speed to medium-high; beat 2 minutes.
  • Stir in mini chips.
  • Divide batter between pans.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes or until pick inserted into centers comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to racks; cool.
  • At medium-high speed, beat butter and melted chips until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, then milk; beat 2 minutes.
  • Place 1 cup frosting in pastry bag with large rosette tip.
  • Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 3/4 cup frosting.
  • Top with second cake layer; spread with 3/4 cup frosting.
  • Top with remaining layer; spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.
  • Pipe rosettes around edge of cake.
  • If desired, sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.