Triple chocolate layer cake

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

    Icing

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