Mary Berry move over, make a Chocolate Layer Cake with this recipe

Published Friday, Aug 30 2013, 21:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
There was a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" in the office when we came across this picture of this amazing Chocolate Layer Cake from Swiss chocolatiers Lindt.

Lindt Chocolate Layer Cake

© Lindt

Thanks to the Great British Bake Off, we're currently channelling our inner Mary Berrys and just looking for a new fabulous chocolate cake recipe to try.

This is a real show-stopper and not as fiddly to make as it looks. So...what's stopping you?


  • For the Chocolate Sponge
  • 135g Lindt Excellence 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 40g icing sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 130g flour, sifted
  • For the Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
  • 500g Lindt Cooking 70% chocolate
  • 35g cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice or liquor (coffee liqueur, rum, cognac)
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 340g butter, softened


For the Sponge Cake
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease baking pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper
2 Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie and set aside
3 Mix together the softened butter, icing sugar and salt. Add the eggs yolks one at a time to the mixture and then the melted chocolate
4 Whip the egg whites, gradually adding the sugar and beat until stiff
5 Carefully fold in the egg whites and sifted flour into the chocolate mixture
6 Pour the mixture into the baking pans and bake for approximately 40 minutes. NB: Baking time will decrease if using 2 cake tins. Check at 30 minutes. TIP: the cakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean

For the Butter Cream Icing
1 Melt the chocolate and set aside to cool to room temperature
2 Combine the cocoa powder with the orange juice or chosen liquor and mix to make a smooth paste
3 Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy and mix in the melted chocolate until smooth
4 Add in the cocoa paste mixture and beat until smooth

1 Turn cake layers upside down to ensure a flat surface (or cut a single cake in half to create two layers). Trim the bottom if necessary to ensure evenness
2 Spread the icing on bottom layer. Top with second layer
3 Spread the icing on top and sides of cake

Find out more about Lindt HERE

More fantastic chocolate recipes:
Mary Berry's Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake
White Chocolate & Ginger Curd Cheesecake
Jo Wheatley's Chocolate Mousse Melting Moments
Mary Berry's Easy & Delicious Brownies