This post is sponsored by Wilton.
This chocolate ombre cake is delicious and easy to make! Dark, milk and white chocolate layers are covered with smooth Warm Vanilla and Rich Chocolate icing, making this a show-stopper dessert perfect for any occasion!
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love a good chocolate cake. So I thought why not create a triple chocolate cake, covered in delicious icing from Wilton’s new line of Naturally Flavored Icing.
What you need to make this cake
Before starting any recipe, I like going through all the ingredients, utensils and bakeware I need and set up my kitchen.
First, you’re going to need 3 6-inch cake pans. If you only have one, it’s ok, the process is just going to take longer. I like to grease the bottom and sides of my pans and also line the bottom with parchment paper.
The most important things you’ll need are Wilton icing & sprinkles! If you know me, you know I love using high quality ingredients, so I was super excited to try Wilton’s new products. They are simply delicious, free of artificial colors, artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup. What more can you ask for?
Here’s a list of what I used to decorate this cake:
- Naturally Flavored Vanilla Icing
- Naturally Flavored Rich Chocolate Icing
- Naturally Flavored Vanilla Jimmies Sprinkles
- Naturally Flavored Chocolate Jimmies Sprinkles
HOW TO MAKE AN OMBRE CAKE
Ombre cakes are so beautiful but they can look a little intimidating. The truth is, if you follow these simple steps you’ll be surprised at how easy this cake comes together.
- One thing I’ve learned is to keep my work area organized. Since this cake has 3 layers and 3 icing colors, I found it super helpful to have everything in place. One bowl for each cake layer, and one bowl for each icing color.
- All you need is 1 cake batter, which gets divided into 3 bowls before adding the melted chocolate. To have 3 equal parts I use a kitchen scale, no eye-balling here! You want those layer to be perfectly even. Same height, texture and baking time.
- Measure using a scale and melt the chocolate in the microwave. Allow to cool a bit before adding it to each bowl.
- Once your cakes are baked and cooled, it’s time to prepare the ombre icing. Decorating cakes is my favorite part, and using pre-made icing makes it so much easier.
- Assemble your layers: add the darkest layer to the base of a cake stand. Top with a few tablespoons of Rich Chocolate icing. Repeat with the following layer using the Warm Vanilla icing. Top the white chocolate cake layer with Warm Vanilla icing as well.
How to make ombre icing
- To make an ombre effect on this triple layer cake, place the remaining Rich Chocolate icing in one bowl and the Warm Vanilla icing in a separate bowl. Add a scoop on each icing into a third bowl and mix to create a lighter brown color.
- Fill 3 piping bags with each icing and cut off the tips of the bags, no need to use a piping tip. Start with the first color (Warm Vanilla icing) and pipe it on, going around the cake twice. Repeat with the two remaining icing colors; first the lighter chocolate, and finish with the darker chocolate.
- Using a cake scrapper, smooth out the sides cleaning the scrapper as you go. Push in against the cake to get rid of any air bubbles. I find it super helpful to use a turntable!
- Go around the cake until all the sides are completely smooth.
- Smooth out the top of the cake scrapping gently and removing any excess off.
I kept the top super simple and decorated with Wilton Naturally Flavored Vanilla & Chocolate Jimmies Sprinkles! If you’re making this cake ahead of time, place in the fridge for up to 2 days.
There you have it friends! The most delicious and show-stopper triple chocolate ombre cake I’ve ever seen. As always, if you make this cake leave a comment and rate this recipe. I also love seeing your creations so share them with me on Instagram using the hashtag #yogaofcooking.
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