This triple chocolate ombre cake is super delicious, easy to prepare and spectacular looking! Each layer and icing has a different shade with dark, milk and white chocolate flavour to create ombre effect. Triple chocolate ombre cake is a perfect birthday dessert.

How To Make Triple chocolate Ombre Cake

This cake has three layers and three icing shadows. For both you will need three bowls, which means, one bowl for one colour. You need to prepare one batter, then divide it into three bowls. To make it equal, i recommend using kitchen scale. After that, melt chocolate over pot with simmering water or microwave. Cool before adding into batter. Into batter with dark chocolate, add cocoa powder and stir until combined. Each batter bake into separated baking pan.

To make butter cream you will need to make one cream. Then divide it into three bowls. Add different melted chocolate to each bowl. To the bowl with dark chocolate add in 4 tbsp of cocoa. To the bowl with milk chocolate add in one tbsp with cocoa powder. Stir well until combined.

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Triple Chocolate Ombre Cake

Super delicious, easy to prepare and spectacular looking!
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Yield: 10
Cost: 9 €

Equipment

  • Electric mixer

Materials

Batter

  • 300 g flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 125 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 240 ml buttermilk

– dark chocolate layer

  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 85 g dark chocolate

– milk chocolate layer

  • 85 g milk chocolate

– white chocolate layer

  • 85 g white chocolate

Buttercream

  • 350 g butter
  • 300 g caster sugar

– dark chocolate cream

  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 85 g dark chocolate

– milk chocolate cream

  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 85 g milk chocolate

– white chocolate cream

  • 85 g white chocolate

Instructions

  • Grease three 20 cm spring pans with butter. Line bottom and sides with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Flour, baking powder and baking soda sift through the sieve. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl beat butter. Add in sugar and oil then beat until fluffy and thick. Add in eggs and vanilla paste, beat until combined. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, stirring well between each addiction.To be sure that all ingredients are well combined, use mixer and beat the batter just few seconds.
  • 1/3 of the batter transfer to another bow. Sift in cocoa through the sieve. Add in melted dark chocolate and stir until well combined. Pour the batter into prepared spring pan.
  • Transfer 1/2 of the batter to another bowl. Add in melted milk chocolate then stir until combined. Pour the batter into prepared spring form. Repeat the same steps for the rest of the batter adding melted white chocolate.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Buttercream

  • In a bowl beat butter until fluffy. Sift in caster sugar through the sieve, beat until well combined.
  • Divide the buttercream equally between 3 mixing bowls. Melt dark, milk and white chocolate in three separate bowls.
  • To one of three bowls with butter, sift in 4 tbsp of cocoa and melted dark chocolate. Stir to combine
  • To another bowl sift in 1 tbsp of cocoa and melted milk chocolate. Stir to combine.
  • To the last bowl add in melted white chocolate and stir to combine.

Frosting

  • Place the dark chocolate cake flat side up on a cake decorating plate.
  • Using and offset spatula cover the cake with dark chocolate buttercream, making sure that the frosting goes over the edge of the cake.
  • Top with milk chocolate cake flat side up and cover with milk chocolate buttercream. Repeat the same steps with white chocolate cake.
  • Smooth it out. Pipe on left buttercream with a tip and decorate with chocolate sprinkles.

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