This decadent triple chocolate cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. With layers of rich chocolate cake, creamy chocolate ganache, and a smooth chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake is sure to impress any dessert enthusiast. Perfect for special occasions or just a sweet treat for yourself, this recipe is a must-try for all chocoholics out there.

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in the hot water until the batter is smooth.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. While the cakes are baking, make the chocolate ganache by heating the heavy cream until steaming, then pouring it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for a few minutes, then stir until smooth.
  7. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. For the frosting, cream the butter in a mixing bowl, then gradually add the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  9. Assemble the cake by placing one layer on a serving plate, spreading a layer of ganache on top, then adding another cake layer, more ganache, and the final cake layer.
  10. Frost the cake with the chocolate buttercream and decorate as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 450 || Carbohydrates: 60g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 22g || Saturated Fat: 11g || Cholesterol: 65mg || Sodium: 380mg || Fiber: 3g || Sugar: 45g

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