Chocolate celebration layer cake
- November 2013
- Serves 22-24
- Takes 1 hour 15 minutes to make, 1 hour 10 minutes to cook
Patissier Eric Lanlards’s chocolate cake recipe makes for an elegant, glamorous and celebratory centre piece and a very special birthday cake.
We’ve got another corker from Eric, try his carrot and pumpkin celebration cake with a gorgeous mascarpone frosting.
- 27.7g (16g saturated)
- 42.5g (33.5g sugars)
For a professional-looking result, turn the sponges upside-down to decorate, so the sharp edges of the base are on top.
Turning the cakes upside-down to cool in step 3 will help flatten the tops. If they’re still domed once cool, even them out by slicing the tops with a long serrated knife.
To cut the sponges into 3 even layers, score 2 evenly spaced lines around each one with the tip of a sharp knife. Using the lines as a guide, cut through the sponges with a long serrated knife.
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