The EASIEST 12 Layer CHOCOLATE CAKE - Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe EASY

  • Published on Feb 7, 2019
  • 12 Layer Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe made entirely from scratch. You'll be amazed how easy this chocolate cake is to make! And it might just be will be the best chocolate cake you'll ever have!


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    Chocolate Sponge Cake:

    - 120 gr All Purpose Flour ( 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp)
    - 30 gr Cocoa Powder ( 4 tbsp)
    - 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    - 1/4 tsp Salt
    - 150 gr Sugar (3/4 cup)
    - 5 Egg Yolks
    - 5 Egg Whites
    - 70 gr WARM milk (10 tbsp WARM Milk)
    - 70 gr Butter (5 tbsp )

    Soft Ganache Recipe:
    - 500 gr Heavy Cream (18 ounces)
    - 375 gr Dark Chocolate 50% cocoa (13.5 ounces)
    - 2 1/2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
    - 2 1/2 tbsp Butter
    - Pinch of Salt
    I used 7 x 11 and 10 x 16 inch pans

    NOTE: The sponge itself doesn't have a deep chocolate flavor because it's MEANT to be paired with the decadent rich chocolate ganache. This cake sponge is fluffy and light because it was designed to be paired with this ganache, so don't use other fillings. However, if you're looking for a basic rich chocolate cake base, check my channel for those cakes :)
    The consistency of your ganache will vary depending on how warm/cold the climate is. If your kitchen is really warm (Example: It's summer where you live), you'll need to put it in the fridge for it to thicken. Keep an eye on it though or the ganache will set up completely. If this does happen, you can microwave it for 20 seconds until it loosens up again.
    Do not refrigerate this cake.

Comments • 537

  • Boss
    Boss Day ago +1

    I’m addicted to your channel and I don’t even bake 😊✌️

    ATNIS KIM 2 days ago +1

    it'sso sweet, i love it

  • 9929kingfish
    9929kingfish 3 days ago +3

    Wow. You are a damn professional

  • azzahrah hashim
    azzahrah hashim 4 days ago +1

    looks delicious! & i love the way you narrate, sounds so cute!

  • happy Gabby!!!
    happy Gabby!!! 5 days ago +1

    Your desserts always look amazing and you always say they're easy. I'm a cook, lol but I only cook for my family but when it comes to baking desserts, I'm terrible. I tried so many times and I'm not good at all. The only thing I can bake that's sweet is a flan. 😩 Your cakes always look beautiful effortlessly.

  • Kelly Redmond
    Kelly Redmond 6 days ago +1

    Is it possible to make this cake with sugar and four substitutes? I've recently been diagnosed with diabetes but I'm also the baker for my family gatherings. I'd like to make something a little healthier for myself and my family.

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 6 days ago +2

      Yes, for sure. You can experiment with a few things. For example, leave out sugar, and use some artificial sweetener instead... or just reduce the quantity of sugar you use. Swap the flour for a 50:50 mixture of flour and wholemeal flour. Or even try using oat flour.

  • Shree Patel
    Shree Patel 6 days ago

    Lovely ❤❤

    • Shree Patel
      Shree Patel 5 days ago

      @Emma's Goodies yes i will... Specially i will follow chocolate ganache... I ear eggs so Cake base is also lovely but due to certain restrictions i can't bring eggs at home from 🇮🇳 India.
      Lots of love to Your Channel ❤

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  6 days ago

      Thank you Shree!❤❤ Hope you'll try it!❤

  • Mxia_ xo
    Mxia_ xo 6 days ago +1

    Scrumptious! 👌🔥❤

  • Ayaz Uddin
    Ayaz Uddin 6 days ago +2

    I love cake

  • Elizabeth Hernandez
    Elizabeth Hernandez 6 days ago +1

    😋😋se ve delicioso , necesito intentarlo

  • Y A
    Y A 7 days ago +1

    Awesome. I think i can make it.

  • brickfanct anon
    brickfanct anon 7 days ago +1

    We have that in Singapore called Awfully Chocolate

  • lynn jañier
    lynn jañier 7 days ago +4

    You deserve millions of subscribers!!!

  • Asif Qureshi
    Asif Qureshi 8 days ago +2

    Please upload the fondant recipes with making Technics

  • pandi karthik
    pandi karthik 9 days ago +2

    Emma you are a chocolate Godess😍

  • Naz Shams
    Naz Shams 9 days ago +2

    U didnt show how u applied the chocolate on the top surface...

  • Full Young
    Full Young 9 days ago +1

    So cool 😘

  • Zane Blane
    Zane Blane 9 days ago +2

    How do you get your icing so neat and even between the layers of your cakes?

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  9 days ago +3

      Practice, but u could also portion it out with an ice cream scoop😘

  • Masaka a
    Masaka a 10 days ago +1

    Wow looks like too much work but it’s actually easy

  • Pink Suger
    Pink Suger 11 days ago +1

    Did you use dutch-process??

  • Jihan Putra
    Jihan Putra 11 days ago +7

    That cake is sexy af omg

  • Ita Sovi
    Ita Sovi 11 days ago +8

    Oh god it's so beautiful...

    • Ita Sovi
      Ita Sovi 10 days ago

      You are welcome Emma. I've tried some of your recipe lt's delicious...thank you for inspire me.

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  11 days ago +2

      Thank you!!❤❤❤

  • Hamideh Orra
    Hamideh Orra 13 days ago +4

    You are just adorable. Love your recipes! Thx

  • Adriana Salinas
    Adriana Salinas 13 days ago +1

    How did you make the chocolate shine, if it wasn't shining?

  • MikyAngel347
    MikyAngel347 14 days ago +4

    What I absolutely love about your videos is that you explain everything so thoroughly that by the time the video ends I have no questions. Amazing content and great recipes!

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  14 days ago +2

      Thank you so much!! You don't know how happy this makes me :) ❤

  • Najeeb Sheikh
    Najeeb Sheikh 14 days ago +1

    In your science of cakes video you said ganache is for butter cakes, and butter cakes are suitable for making layer cakes. Doesn't this 🍰 contravene both of those 'rules'? 😁. Would this cake taste better as a butter cake? I think it would be too filling as a butter cake, so I think sponge cake works here! 👍🏼

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  14 days ago +1

      Yes but in this video I also said "a new type of ganache " with a high cream to chocolate ratio 😘 This filling is much softer than normal ganache. It makes me happy to know u were listening closely❤

  • fatami alhosani
    fatami alhosani 15 days ago +2

    Love it ❤❤❤

  • Fiore Fer
    Fiore Fer 16 days ago +1

    The chocolate syrup is the one on the chocolate glazed donut video of hers.

  • yeraldo espinoza
    yeraldo espinoza 17 days ago +1

    Can l use this recipe to make a vanilla cake?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 16 days ago +1

      Emma has a vanilla cake version of this cake:

  • Anfal Tariq
    Anfal Tariq 17 days ago +1

    Love your recipes and they way you talk 😍💗

  • Elaine Van
    Elaine Van 17 days ago +1

    Hello Emma can u talk little lower u talk too fast I want to try to make it but can’t understand n follow n thanks for sharing like the cake u make 👍

    • Elaine Van
      Elaine Van 17 days ago

      Remarkable thsnkssss

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 17 days ago +1

      Hi Elaine, also USclip lets you choose a PlayBack speed. So, if you want, you can slow down the video, which might make it easier for you to follow :)

    • Elaine Van
      Elaine Van 17 days ago +1

      Wow thanks for reply me so fast wish u well n have more new recipes come out n success too ok

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  17 days ago +1

      Hi Elaine! Thank u for your feedback! I will keep this in mind for my next videos❤ For now, if u click the 3 dots on the top right side of the video u can activate subtitles😘Sending u my love!

  • shahara swarna
    shahara swarna 17 days ago +1

    Plz add the name when you adding anything. Beside the thing you are adding.

  • galactickitty
    galactickitty 17 days ago +5

    You’re amazing! Only found your channel 2 days ago and I am obsessed. Will definitely be trying this cake. It is my ideal chocolate cake! ❤️

  • Harshitha Sankaran
    Harshitha Sankaran 28 days ago +1

    Can the heavy cream be replaced with whipped cream?

  • reni fitriyani
    reni fitriyani Month ago +1

    Can I use whip cream instead of heavy cream? What's the difference?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago +1

      Yes, you can use whipping cream.

  • reem gh
    reem gh Month ago +2

    I always enjoy watching your videos and trying your rieceps they're so good

  • E B
    E B Month ago +1

    Emma, how do you get the frosting that’s between the layers so even and neat? Do you use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup to measure how much you put? Please answer❤️❤️

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago +1

      Emma used a piping bag to make even layers. It's shown in the video.

  • sevlow
    sevlow 2 months ago +1

    My mouth is drewling

  • Wonderful Tastes
    Wonderful Tastes 2 months ago +1

    really delicious

  • Rubi Ragnar
    Rubi Ragnar 2 months ago +2

    i just love everything about this cake 💚 i will try it today 😍

  • Child Safety at heart
    Child Safety at heart 2 months ago +1

    How come nobody ever asks about the measurements of the ingredients she uses? I've looked everywhere in vain!

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  2 months ago +1

      Because they know I write all my recipes in the description box:)

    VEGI DJ 2 months ago +1

    thank you, this recipe is amazing 😍😍😍

  • The Chef's Eye
    The Chef's Eye 2 months ago +2

    Amazing content!! Home cooking is the best if you know what you are doing :)

  • Ali Arsenal
    Ali Arsenal 3 months ago +1

    This looks so delicious. Can you show how your digital kitchen scale look like? I want to buy one but too many options.

  • Violet
    Violet 3 months ago +1

    What is the size of your baking pans? I can't wait to make this cake!!!

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 3 months ago +1

      The sizes of the pans are written in the Description Box, along with the recipe.

  • Henny Chen
    Henny Chen 3 months ago +1

    Awesome recipe! Thank you!!!🤗🤗

  • Tasha Erandi
    Tasha Erandi 3 months ago +1

    Can I use Pure Dark Cocoa powder for the Ganache and also milk chocolate? instead of Dark Chocolate 50% cocoa ?

  • Leketha Cooper
    Leketha Cooper 3 months ago +2

    Do a chocolate German Cake

  • Leketha Cooper
    Leketha Cooper 3 months ago +1

    Love it

  • Joe Barbagallo
    Joe Barbagallo 3 months ago +1

    What does it mean to "bloom the cocoa"?

    • Joe Barbagallo
      Joe Barbagallo 3 months ago

      @Remarkable thank you for your reply. I am starting to discover I enjoy cooking for the past couple years.
      Funny, no matter where i asked a cooking question, good people always respond. Thanks again...

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 3 months ago +2

      Blooming the cocoa powder means mixing it with a hot liquid (in this recipe, hot cream) to thicken the liquid and release chocolate flavour.

  • Quirina Timung
    Quirina Timung 4 months ago +1

    this cake is really amazing ,it look Delicious ,thank Emma your my favourite chief

  • Debbie Holt
    Debbie Holt 4 months ago +4

    This cake looks amazing!!!!

  • Ng谦
    Ng谦 4 months ago +1

    I accidentally bought chocolate compound. And followed your recipe. However, the ganache couldn't firm up, probably is super hot weather here. Then I have to put in fridge overnight and do it the next day. But halfway layering, it melts again. Now I have to put in fridge , and continue later. Probably chocolate compound is the culprit. 😅 Now become chocolate mud cake. 🤣🤣🤣

    • N B
      N B 4 months ago +1

      compound chocolate actually firms up well on its own. You probably added too much cream.

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 4 months ago +1

      If it's super hot where you are, you might want to experiment with increasing the amount of chocolate in the ganache. The more chocolate you use, the better it will hold up in hot weather.

  • Nisha SHÂHÏR
    Nisha SHÂHÏR 4 months ago +3

    This cake was a hit in my home today:) Thank you so much for sharing

  • Yvonne Tan
    Yvonne Tan 4 months ago +2

    Can I bake in an 8" tin as birthday cake? And how many mins

  • Khristian Santos
    Khristian Santos 4 months ago +1

    Hi! thanks for the recipe! may i ask how long can the ganache stay stable on room temperature

    • Khristian Santos
      Khristian Santos 4 months ago

      Remarkable thank u!

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 4 months ago +1

      Ganache is good (in terms of texture and food safety) for a couple of days at room temperature.

  • kungwara
    kungwara 4 months ago +1

    Thanks Emma. 😋 I wonder if I can bake this cake in normal 8 or 9 inches cake pan instead to make 2 layers cake because I’m too lazy to make many layers🤐😂😅.

  • Imanthie Hewagama
    Imanthie Hewagama 4 months ago +2

    Tried this out but with the half the layers. Had to put the ganache in the fridge for about 20 mins cos even overnight didn’t set it for me. Everyone loved it. Thank you so much for this lovely recipe

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  4 months ago +1

      I'm so glad it was a hit!❤ Yes ganache is very sensitive to temperature. Anyway, I'm really happy u all enjoyed!❤

  • Eliza Rapsodia
    Eliza Rapsodia 4 months ago +1

    Saving these recipe

  • Umbreen Malik
    Umbreen Malik 5 months ago +1

    OMG u made such yummy cakez i just saw ur videoz and become a fan of ur recipiez

  • Amy Triplet
    Amy Triplet 5 months ago +4

    I made this Emma! It was amazing! I'm going to try making the new vanilla cake this weekend!

  • Donna McLaren
    Donna McLaren 5 months ago +3

    could you make a cake using mexican ibarra chocolate?

  • Martha Amador
    Martha Amador 5 months ago +1

    Hi Emma!! This looks so delicious. Definitely going to make it. I do have a question. Can the dark chocolate be regular or baking? Also can chocolate milk be considered as well?

    • Martha Amador
      Martha Amador 4 months ago

      Remarkable thank you

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago +1

      Use any good chocolate you like that has 50% or more cocoa solids.

  • SWEETY KITCHEN podakkudi
    SWEETY KITCHEN podakkudi 5 months ago +1

    Delicious 12 layer chocolate cake 😋😋😋👍👍👍please stay connect thanks for sharing.

  • Pessy Berlinger
    Pessy Berlinger 5 months ago +1

    Where can I store the extra of the chocolate? And how long will it stay fresh?

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    Selin'in Mutfağı 5 months ago +2


  • Peter Alvarez
    Peter Alvarez 5 months ago +3

    Shes so good Im so jealous xD

  • Amina Shamnad
    Amina Shamnad 5 months ago +1

    Can we garnish cake's with compound chocolate ???
    If did would it melt ???
    Pls reply .......

    • Amina Shamnad
      Amina Shamnad 5 months ago +1

      @Remarkable Thank you

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago +1

      You can, yes. It will behave similarly to real chocolate in terms of it melting. Real chocolate tastes better though :)

    • Amina Shamnad
      Amina Shamnad 5 months ago +1


  • Amal Mugahed
    Amal Mugahed 5 months ago +3

    Good job
    Cake lover from Yemen

  • Amal Mugahed
    Amal Mugahed 5 months ago +1

    Wow it looks so yummy😚😋

  • Teoh Karthi11
    Teoh Karthi11 5 months ago +1

    can you write down your ingredients

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago +1

      The ingredients are in the Description Box under the video in both grams and cups amounts.

    NİKOLA TESLA 5 months ago +4

    can i fall in love with you LOVEMMA this is awesome ❤️❤️❤️

  • Maorawrath
    Maorawrath 5 months ago +1

    *Thank you.*

  • Seun Onijamah
    Seun Onijamah 5 months ago +4

    I love the way you talk. And thanks for your videos too.

  • back cook
    back cook 5 months ago +1

    Vaneela essance not use in this batter?

  • Beth Manguiob
    Beth Manguiob 5 months ago +1

    Where is your measurement?

    • Beth Manguiob
      Beth Manguiob 5 months ago +1

      Gotcha thank you❣️

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  5 months ago +2

      Hi Beth! I write all my recipes in the description box underneath each video 😘

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    Ruwaida Sarhan 5 months ago +1


  • Badra Dz
    Badra Dz 5 months ago +1

    yummy ❤❤❤❤👏👏👏

  • Sai Lakshmi
    Sai Lakshmi 5 months ago +3

    Amazing and it looks delicious😍😍😍😍cake lover from India

    • Rebecca mare03
      Rebecca mare03 5 months ago +2

      Cake lover and chocolate super lover too😂😁😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  5 months ago +2

      Thank you so much!❤❤❤

  • noor fariza ramli
    noor fariza ramli 5 months ago +1

    Wow yummy

  • Mehndi love
    Mehndi love 5 months ago +2

    Heyaaa you got a new subscriber

  • Cheryl Leung
    Cheryl Leung 5 months ago +1

    I literally want to eat it up....yummy yummy❤❤❤

  • M Deelirious
    M Deelirious 5 months ago +1


  • John Lawan
    John Lawan 5 months ago +1

    Wow na wow......

  • John Lawan
    John Lawan 5 months ago +1


  • annamariana
    annamariana 5 months ago +2

    Woww... Amazing... I just watched only this one video and I'm a sub😀

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  5 months ago

      Thank you so much hun! Glad to have you here❤❤

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  • Shoozi Sharoze
    Shoozi Sharoze 5 months ago +1

    Now m your big fan 😊😊😊
    Tnx emma

  • Candy Singh
    Candy Singh 5 months ago +1

    Omg i love it

  • Carmen Carreño
    Carmen Carreño 5 months ago +1

    Que Rico .Soy argentina no puedo comprar para hacerlo

  • Debra Flanagan
    Debra Flanagan 5 months ago +1

    Thank you so much for this video chocolate cake is my favorite! This is the first video of yours I've seen and I love the way you talk through your video. You sound like you're right on the verge of giggling and that you're having such a good time making your video. Can't wait to see what you make next! Definitely trying this recipe!

  • Iris Fernanez Alvarado
    Iris Fernanez Alvarado 5 months ago +1

    Hola me encanta como preparas tus tortas quisiera hacerlas pero no entiendo inglés. Podrías subtitular tus videos en castellano?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago +1

      Haga clic en el botón cc para subtítulos en castellano.

  • Stella Ogunsaju
    Stella Ogunsaju 5 months ago +1


    COLOUR CLOUD 5 months ago +1

    Nice piece of art like My drawing vdo Emma

  • Mariam Elfiky
    Mariam Elfiky 5 months ago +1

    الله الله الله

  • Piece of cake
    Piece of cake 5 months ago +1

    I have never seen such a perfection before ❤️❤️

  • POCOLOCO channel
    POCOLOCO channel 5 months ago +2

    Im a new youtuber. This is the first video of yours ive seen. And its awesomee. Keep up the good work. Best wishes from my side 😘

  • Elysee Gracia
    Elysee Gracia 5 months ago +1

    soooooooooooo sexy !

  • Amar Dewan
    Amar Dewan 5 months ago +1

    Wow 😋 Good job

  • Nav Kaur
    Nav Kaur 5 months ago +1

    What can be used instead of egg?