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 • 586

  • david' moods
    david' moods 3 days ago +1

    This recipe is PERFECT

  • ibis navarro
    ibis navarro 15 days ago

    Emma’s goodies can u please add how many portions is this recipe? I’m newbie I keep making too much cake and the whole family is gaining weight lol

  • Eka Martha Amelia
    Eka Martha Amelia 15 days ago

    Can I use just milk for replace the heavy cream?.. Or whipping cream?

  • Jennie Berg
    Jennie Berg 28 days ago

    Looks so delicious , I make it this weekend . You are so a cutie pie , I ever saw on USclip. Hugs from germany

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  28 days ago

      Hi Jennie! Thank u so much!❤ I'm happy u found my channel! Hugs from Italy😘❤

  • Yosry Mostafa
    Yosry Mostafa Month ago

    So tasty

  • Remarkable
    Remarkable Month ago +2

    Finally got around to making this! It was so much easier than I thought it would be! And it’s delicious!! I can’t believe I could make this!

  • Nisha SHÂHÏR
    Nisha SHÂHÏR Month ago +1

    That was a super doooer hit cake in my family .. the ganache was soooo heavenly..I made it twice. ✅👌 recipe done

  • kavya ponamala
    kavya ponamala 2 months ago +1

    Hey, can we use Dutch processed cocoa powder in this recipe. If not what changes do we need to make for it. Can u pls reply

    BETÜL YILDIZ 0818 2 months ago +1

    Eline emeğine sağlık gayet güzel olmuş 🇹🇷

  • Sissel
    Sissel 3 months ago +1

    Great recipe Emma.... I made it for my nephews birthday and everyone was crazy about it. . Used 55 '/' chocolate and used liquide creme ...i put a little bit of syrup on the genoise to balance the bitterness of the chocolate ... and made multiple genoise ... ..PS: the milk and butter have to be warm to be blended correctly..... thanxxx

  • Mao Nu
    Mao Nu 3 months ago +1

    Hi Emma! Should the ganache have some chunks cuz mine doesss

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  3 months ago

      Hi love! It shouldn't. Warm it up again in the microwave to melt the chocolate. 😘

  • Sonia Williams
    Sonia Williams 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for sharing

  • Love CooK
    Love CooK 3 months ago +1


  • Bassima Abou
    Bassima Abou 3 months ago +3

    Thank you , I love your recipes it's look amazing .

  • Qaima Ali
    Qaima Ali 3 months ago +1

    Emma what if someone wants to eat the cake once its cool

  • Asmaa Hamed
    Asmaa Hamed 3 months ago +1


  • Faiza Qureshi
    Faiza Qureshi 3 months ago +2

    Your recipes are simply amazing.. You make it seem so easy.. Quite impressed.. Just wondering if there is any eggless cake recipe on your channel.?

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  3 months ago

      Thank you so much Faiza! I am working on those😘❤

  • Ki
    Ki 3 months ago +1

    How did you manage to get the frosting between the layers so even? I always notice the perfect layers on tv, videos and ads, but no one, NOT ONE, baker that I've ever seen, includes the instructions in their tutorials on how to achieve that pristine, unified look. It's appears "simple" watching a pro do it but I'd would bet a million bucks, (if I had it) a regular person attempting to make this recipe in their own home for the first time, it want look like that once its finished and cut.

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 3 months ago +1

      Emma literally showed you how to do it in the video, using a piping bag to pipe a consistent amount of frosting onto each layer. Obviously, you need to practice your piping skills if you want to achieve the same standard Emma achieves.

  • Shriya Setia
    Shriya Setia 3 months ago +2

    Mam can u make eggless cake plzzzz

  • Meli Rito
    Meli Rito 3 months ago +2

    No puede ser,,,, está en inglés ,,,
    Porfavor se puede q la traduzcan xf. Plus plus plis

  • Aparna Radhakrishnan
    Aparna Radhakrishnan 3 months ago +1

    Hii..can we use whipping cream instead of heavy cream

  • theshow 15
    theshow 15 3 months ago +1

    Ricetta in italiano . Grazie

  • Nisoo Moh
    Nisoo Moh 3 months ago +1

    Yummy 👏🌹,,,
    But plz what about the measurements of the ingredients !?

    • Nisoo Moh
      Nisoo Moh 3 months ago +1

      @Emma's Goodies that's very helpful thx dear 🌹

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  3 months ago +2

      I write all my recipes in the description box under the videos 😘❤

  • Esma Music
    Esma Music 3 months ago +1


  • Jl Claliz
    Jl Claliz 3 months ago +1

    Will it last for a week if its not refrigerate?

  • ana tan
    ana tan 3 months ago +1

    Hi Emma, can i use unsweetened choco instead? If so, how much sugar to add on?
    Thank you

    • it's me hii
      it's me hii 3 months ago +1

      I used unsweetened chocolate and after melting it and mixing it, I added sugar as per my taste.. I like less sugary so I add a little only.. Around half cup..

  • Anna Lisa
    Anna Lisa 3 months ago

    I didn’t hear how to cut and stack the layers 😳🤔🤭🤔

  • Fatha Ali
    Fatha Ali 3 months ago +1

    If I can not put the cake in the fridge do I have to eat it all at once?

  • Lila Bazry
    Lila Bazry 3 months ago +1

    Woow..... So yummy

  • Prewish jay
    Prewish jay 3 months ago +8

    i was looking for a recipe that used less sugar and finally i find a good one :D thank you!

  • Adriana Gomes
    Adriana Gomes 3 months ago +1


  • leila genoige
    leila genoige 3 months ago

    V good👍😋😋😋😋

  • Deepa Anand
    Deepa Anand 3 months ago +1

    Can we replace butter ?

  • Mojos
    Mojos 3 months ago +2

    Hi Emma! I would like to try this cake but may I ask if I can mix some gelatine to the frosting? I live in a very hot country so it might easily melt. If yes, will the taste differ? Thanks!

    • Angi Morales
      Angi Morales 3 months ago

      I think you can do it but you should put a little amount of gelatine and obviously flavorless to help but not giving the ganache any additional flavor

  • caty de la fuente
    caty de la fuente 3 months ago +1

    Hi Emma!! At the beginning of your video you said you were going to add butter and milk to your egg yolks but I saw there were a little bit of egg whites... where they supposed to be there and if so how much should I put? Please answer me!! Or do you have a cooking blog with the recipe?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 3 months ago +1

      Emma writes all the measurements in the Description Box under the video.

  • paris ie
    paris ie 3 months ago +1

    Did she use sweet or unsweetened powder cocoa ???

  • Amanda Bueno
    Amanda Bueno 3 months ago +1

    this cake is sexyyyy

  • Sohaila Shalaby
    Sohaila Shalaby 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for everything ❤💖

  • Boss
    Boss 4 months ago +2

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

  • Desinta Kumala Sari
    Desinta Kumala Sari 4 months ago +1

    it'sso sweet, i love it

  • 9929kingfish
    9929kingfish 4 months ago +3

    Wow. You are a damn professional

  • azzahrah hashim
    azzahrah hashim 4 months ago +1

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

  • happy Gabby!!!
    happy Gabby!!! 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Lovely ❤❤

    • Shree Patel
      Shree Patel 4 months 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  4 months ago

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

  • Haruto •
    Haruto • 4 months ago +1

    Scrumptious! 👌🔥❤

  • Ayaz Uddin
    Ayaz Uddin 4 months ago +2

    I love cake

  • Elizabeth Hernandez
    Elizabeth Hernandez 4 months ago +1

    😋😋se ve delicioso , necesito intentarlo

  • Y A
    Y A 4 months ago +1

    Awesome. I think i can make it.

  • brickfanct anon
    brickfanct anon 4 months ago +1

    We have that in Singapore called Awfully Chocolate

  • lynn jañier
    lynn jañier 4 months ago +4

    You deserve millions of subscribers!!!

  • Asif Qureshi
    Asif Qureshi 4 months ago +2

    Please upload the fondant recipes with making Technics

  • pandi karthik
    pandi karthik 4 months ago +2

    Emma you are a chocolate Godess😍

  • Naz Shams
    Naz Shams 4 months ago +2

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

  • Full Young
    Full Young 4 months ago +1

    So cool 😘

  • Zane Blane
    Zane Blane 4 months ago +2

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

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  4 months ago +3

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

  • Masaka a
    Masaka a 4 months ago +1

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

  • Pink Suger
    Pink Suger 4 months ago +1

    Did you use dutch-process??

  • Jihan Putra
    Jihan Putra 4 months ago +8

    That cake is sexy af omg

  • Ita Sovi
    Ita Sovi 4 months ago +8

    Oh god it's so beautiful...

    • Ita Sovi
      Ita Sovi 4 months 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  4 months ago +2

      Thank you!!❤❤❤