American Chocolate Layer Cake

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in
American Baking

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1986

  • About

An American chocolate layer cake should really have white cake layers which are frosted with scrumptious rich chocolate. This super version has the great icing but it also indulges in chocolate layers. It is a winner and certain to delight everyone. See for a note on vanilla sugar.


For the cake

  • 125 g (4 oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 150 g (


Preheat the oven. Line three buttered and floured 20 cm (8-inch) sandwich tins with baking parchment. Melt the butter over a very low heat, skim off some of the surface froth and discard it. Sift the flour