Ghirardelli Ombre Brownie Cake


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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
1 3-layer 8-inch cake


Cake Layers:

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 (20 ounce) boxes Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix


  • 1 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips

  • 1 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips

  • 1 cup Ghirardelli Classic White Chips

  • 2 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream

  • ¾ cup light corn syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and line three 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

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

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

  4. For ganache: Place each type of chocolate chips into separate bowls.

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

591 Calories
35g Fat
69g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 591
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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