Celebrate any occasion with a chocolate cake! Layers of chocolate filled with creamy frosting will bring smiles to any gathering.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 triple-layer 8-inch cake
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake Layers:
Ganache:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease and line three 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

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  • Blend oil, water, and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir in brownie mix until moistened. Divide batter evenly into 3 pans.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 38 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pans.

  • For Ganache: Place each type of chips into 3 bowls.

  • Heat cream in microwave at 30 seconds intervals until it just boils. Immediately pour 3/4 cup cream over each type of chips; stir until chocolate melts. Add 1/4 cup corn syrup to each; stir until shiny.

  • Let cool 2 hours before whipping with an electric mixer until fluffy.

  • Stack cooled brownie layers on a plate, spreading a different variety of ganache between each layer. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

591 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 68.8g 22% DV; fat 35.4g 55% DV; cholesterol 57.2mg 19% DV; sodium 250.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2019
I'm a cake connoisseur and this cake was absolutely tops! Everyone thought it was exceptional and one guest (78yr old) said it was the best she's ever had in her life! There was definitely a difference with consistencies among the ganaches but after refrigeration they each worked out fine. I only had 9 inch cake pans so I increased baking temp to 350 and shortened time to 30 min. I wanted it real soft so after chilled it would cut easily. It came out just so and I think the ganache even softened the brownie layers. I also reversed the order of ganache so I'd have white on the top to decorate. I wrote a happy birthday message on top with a bit of the dark chocolate ganache. It worked out great and looked fabulous. It was so divine but quite decadent and rich. Quite a simple cake but it will wow people! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2019
Probably one of THE WORST recipes I have ever made. Did anyone test this before posting? I followed it to a "T". Even made the 3 ganaches twice because they were so bad: White chocolate was liquid milk choc slightly more stable; bittersweet like mud. Brownie cake hard as brick. COMPLETE WASTE of TIME and. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/25/2019
Probably one of THE WORST recipes I have ever made. Did anyone test this before posting? I followed it to a "T". Even made the 3 ganaches twice because they were so bad: White chocolate was liquid milk choc slightly more stable; bittersweet like mud. Brownie cake hard as brick. COMPLETE WASTE of TIME and. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2020
I truly question how this recipe is on the back of a brownie box-it is seriously flawed. If you follow the recipe the whites chocolate ganache is like soup the milk chocolate is ok and the dark chocolate is too thick. I was able to thicken the white chocolate by adding some powdered sugar while beating it. I added some milk to the dark chocolate to thin it while beating it. Once assembled the cake is extremely rich no one could eat more than a few bites. I would not recommend making this cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2019
I'm a cake connoisseur and this cake was absolutely tops! Everyone thought it was exceptional and one guest (78yr old) said it was the best she's ever had in her life! There was definitely a difference with consistencies among the ganaches but after refrigeration they each worked out fine. I only had 9 inch cake pans so I increased baking temp to 350 and shortened time to 30 min. I wanted it real soft so after chilled it would cut easily. It came out just so and I think the ganache even softened the brownie layers. I also reversed the order of ganache so I'd have white on the top to decorate. I wrote a happy birthday message on top with a bit of the dark chocolate ganache. It worked out great and looked fabulous. It was so divine but quite decadent and rich. Quite a simple cake but it will wow people! Read More
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