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Chocolate Blackout Cake

Three layers of chocolate cake topped with a creamy chocolate frosting. A chocolate cake lovers perfect find!

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Happy Monday!

I made you gigantic chocolate cake today!

The weather here is going to a scorcher at nearly 100 degrees, so, it seems a little weird to be posting a chocolate layer cake. But, this cake was actually made about a week or so ago, when, the weather was a nice 72 degrees.

Both things I miss: the cake and the weather 😉

Our cake today is chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. 🍫 🍫 🍫

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Here are a few things to remember:

  • This cake is three layers, not your standard two. Don’t be intimidated! Adding an extra layer can be a little more stressful, but, take your time with the frosting and you will do fine.
  • Grease and flour your cake pans generously. This will make removing the cakes easier. Also, let the cakes sit for 10-15 minutes after removing them from the oven before trying to remove them from the pan and cool completely before frosting.
  • You are making quite a bit of frosting for this cake. It will cover the cake completely, plus layers. You can go lighter with the frosting, if you desire, just keep any leftover frosting, in the refrigerator in a covered containers.
  • After frosting, let the cake set in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving. At first, the frosting is on the softer side, but, will firm up once it sets. I gave a little detail the top with a 1M Star Tip, plus, get creative with it!
  • This is a big cake with lots of chocolate. Go easy on your portions. Plus, if you go smaller with your portions, you go probably get approx. 15-17 (slices) portions with this it. With large slices, you can get about 10-12.

This cake is a perfect special occasion cake and chocolate lovers dream! Three layers of chocolate cake frosted with a creamy, chocolate and cream cheese frosting.  Delicious and decadent!

Grab a giant slice and enjoy!

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Chocolate Blackout Cake #chocolate #cake #layercake #dessert #recipe #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven
Yield: 10-12 large slices

Chocolate Blackout Cake

Chocolate Blackout Cake #chocolate #cake #layercake #dessert #recipe #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven

Three layers of chocolate cake topped with a creamy chocolate frosting. A chocolate cake lovers perfect find!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream ( or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 TBSP vanilla


  • 1 1/2 cups  (3 sticks) butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese ( softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 6-7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/3 cup whipping cream
  • dash of salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3- 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sour cream, water, melted butter and vanilla until combined.
  4. Gradually, add in flour mixture and beat until just combined. Don't overmix.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the three pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cakes sit for 10-15 minutes before removing from pans, then, cool, completely before frosting.


  1. Beat butter,vanilla  and cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Gradually, add in cocoa powder, powdered sugar and whipping cream. Adding/subtracting until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Frost on cooled cake.


  • Adapted from Life Made Sweet

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2495Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 825mgCarbohydrates: 568gFiber: 6gSugar: 515gProtein: 14g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Now that's a Chocolate Cake! Just delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Thank you Miz Helen!

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