Tuxedo Cake With Chocolate Silk Frosting Recipe

Tuxedo Cake With Chocolate Silk Frosting Recipe

How To Make Tuxedo Cake With Chocolate Silk Frosting

This tuxedo cake will be one of the favorite party cakes of your family. Made of 3 layers of chocolate cake with creamy white chocolate ganache filling.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours 50 minutes
Total: 6 hours



  • cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • ¾cupnatural cocoa powder,unsweetened
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 2tspbaking soda
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2tspespresso powder,optional
  • ½cupcanola or vegetable oil
  • 2large eggs,at room temperature
  • ¾cupfull fat sour cream,at room temperature
  • ½cupbuttermilk,at room temperature
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½cuphot water or coffee

For the White Chocolate Ganache:

  • 12ozwhite chocolate bars,finely chopped
  • ½cupheavy cream

For the Chocolate Silk Frosting:

  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • cupsconfectioner’s sugar
  • ¾cupcocoa powder,unsweetened, natural or dutch process
  • ½cupheavy cream,or whole milk
  • 1tbsplight corn syrup,or honey
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • tspsalt
  • fresh raspberries and mint,optional garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease three round 9-inch cake pans. Set aside.


  1. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder (if using) together in a large bowl. Set aside.

  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or you can use a whisk) mix the oil, eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, and vanilla together until combined.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the hot water or coffee, and whisk or beat it all until the batter is completely combined.

  4. Divide batter evenly between 3 pans. Bake for 21 to 25 minutes. The cakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Remove the cakes from the oven and set them on a wire rack. Allow to cool completely in the pan.

White Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Place chopped white chocolate in a bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it begins to gently simmer. Pour over white chocolate and stir until completely combined and chocolate has melted.

  2. Cover and refrigerate until it’s thick and a spreadable consistency for about 1 to 2 hours.

Chocolate Silk Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter on high speed until creamed for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, milk/cream, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes until combined and smooth.

To assemble the frost:

  1. Place 1 cake layer on your cake stand or serving plate. Evenly cover the top with ½ of the white chocolate ganache.

  2. Top with 2nd layer and evenly cover the top with remaining ganache. Top with the third cake layer. Spread the frosting into a thick layer all over the top and sides.

  3. Garnish with raspberries and mint, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before slicing.

  4. Cover leftover cake tightly and store in the refrigerator for 5 days.


  • Calories: 871.39kcal
  • Fat: 46.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.69g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 114.21g
  • Fiber: 4.53g
  • Sugar: 93.17g
  • Protein: 7.91g
  • Cholesterol: 112.68mg
  • Sodium: 529.25mg
  • Calcium: 152.47mg
  • Potassium: 335.61mg
  • Iron: 2.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 253.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.49mg
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