Triple chocolate layer cake
Waitrose and Partners

Triple chocolate layer cake

Sandwich together soft chocolate sponges with ganache buttercream and top with glossy icing to create a tall, dark and handsome showstopper.

  • Serves16
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare40 mins
  • Cook50 mins
  • Total time1 hr 30 mins
  • Pluscooling and chilling


  • 280g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g dark chocolate (70-75% cocoa), finely chopped
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 280g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml soured cream
  • 4 tbsp milk

Ganache Buttercream

  • 150g dark chocolate (70-75% cocoa), finely chopped
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar


  • 100g dark chocolate (70-75% cocoa)
  • tbsp golden syrup
  • 60g icing sugar, sifted