With just two easy recipes you can make this beginners style cake!
Chocolate Layer Cake for any occasion!
My one bowl chocolate cake recipe is the star of the show and my bakery fudge recipe is the literal icing on the cake!
All you need is a half sheet pan to bake in and a couple of hours to spare
Everyone will think you bought this one from a bakery!
No special tools required just a handful of your favorite chocolate decorations is what takes this cake to new levels!
As you will see in the video tutorial I baked all the cake batter into one half sheet pan (12″ x 18″)
Then by cutting it into 4 separate strips and layering them all together with rich, creamy fudge filling
This cake is a breeze to assemble!
With a rough icing of more fudge and cocoa nibs for a crunchy garnish
Even the most beginner or beginners will be able to pull this cake off with ease!
Double Fudge Chocolate 7 Layer Cake is a stunning cake and no one will know how easy it was to make!
Notes for Success:
For those who prefer to make a round cake you can divide the batter between 2-8″ pans or 3-7″ pans as I did here
The bake time will be a few minutes longer
If you have not tried my recipe for reduced sugar fudge icing from my bakery days
You must try it!
As I mentioned in the video the coffee liquor simple syrup is optional since this cake is already super moist on it’s own!
But I did really love that additional zing of moisture and subtle note of coffee liquor!
Be sure to use Tia Maria though and not Kahlua since Kahlua is NOT VEGAN!
I used cacao nibs for garnish along with sandwich cookies, homemade chocolate decorations and chocolate shavings
For more amazing layer cakes like this one click the links below!
- Preheat your oven to 350°F
- Grease & Parchment line your 12" x 18" sheet pan
- Prepare the chocolate cake recipe as per the instructions on that recipe post and pour all the batter into the prepared sheet pan
- bake immediately for approximately 15-18 minutes or when it is springy to the touch when you gently press the center or when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs
- Cool the cake in the pan and then prepare the fudge icing & the simple syrup (if using) according to the instructions on those recipe posts.
- Assemble the cake as shown in the video tutorial by cutting the sheet cake layer into 4 equal quadrants then stacking to make a 7 Layer Cake with the fudge icing recipe & optional simple syrup with coffee liquor on each layer
- Ice with the remaining fudge icing and garnish with whatever edible chocolate decorations & cookies you like best
For longer more successful storage keep refrigerated for up to 1 week
Freeze cake wrapped well for up to 2 months