Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Making an impressive layer cake doesn’t have to be intimidating. Using the right tools and our tested techniques, you can have a beautifully frosted cake in 10 steps.
Why This Recipe Works
Three kinds of chocolate—unsweetened, milk, and cocoa powder—work together to make a moist, rich frosted cake with flavor that reads more “chocolate” than “sweet.” The frosting came together in just a couple of minutes with the help of the food processor. The quick cutting motion of the blade emulsified the ingredients into a smooth frosting that didn’t break into a greasy mess as we frosted the cake. Corn syrup was the go-to ingredient, as it imparted an appealing shine to the finished frosting.