Four Tier Chocolate Layer Cake

Indulge yourself into this scrumptious dessert. As I always say, one cake (even if it is a big one) won’t hurt!

1/2 cup water
60g butter (chopped)
2 tbsps cocoa (sifted)
1 cup  plain flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (sifted)
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
chocolate cream cheese frosting
50g butter (softened)
250g cream cheese
1 cup  icing sugar mixture (sifted)
1/4 cup  cocoa (sifted)


    Four Tier Chocolate Layer Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 150’C
  2. Place the water, butter and cocoa in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter has melted. 
  3. Place the flour, bicarbonate soda and sugar in a bowl, add the cocoa mixture and whisk to combine. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk to combine. 
  4. Divide mixture between 2 lightly greased 12cm round cake tins lined with non-stick baking paper. 
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in the tins for 5 minutes. 
  6. While the cake is baking, make the cream cheese frosting. Place the butter and cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 6–8 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar and cocoa and beat for a further 6–8 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  7. To assemble, slice the cakes in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on a plate and spread with one quarter of the frosting. Repeat with remaining layers and frosting. Decorate as desired.


Taken from MasterChef Australia, made by Donna Hay.
Tested by me.
Do tell me how it turned out!

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