Moist Triple Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cake

Yes that’s right – its “triple” because the cake is chocolate, the icing is chocolate and the chips are chocolate. This three pronged attack won’t do your teeth any good but what self-respecting dessert will?

Most people out there are a fan of chocolate, for which this would go down a treat. But if you have no opinion on chocolate, there are few things you could make that has this much chocolate and isn’t edible at all. So it’s worth a try!

There’s tons of chocolate cake recipes out there but if you wanted one which is simple to do and didn’t compromise on flavour, then this is it. Its wonderfully moist and the chocolate chips add to the lovely texture.

Approximately 20 mins preparation time, 25 mins baking time & 25 mins cooling time


  • 225g Butter
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 225g Self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 100g Chocolate chips
  • For the Chocolate Icing
    • 400g Icing sugar
    • 200g Butter
    • 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
    • 2 tbsp Milk


Step 1: Preheat the oven at 170C or 338F or Gas Mark 3

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.

Step 3: Add the eggs in one-by-one and mix until well incorporated.

Step 4: Add the vanilla extract and 2 tbsp milk and mix again.

Step 5: Sift in the self-raising flour and 3 tbsp of cocoa powder and fold everything together. Add in half of the chocolate chips and fold once more.

Step 6: Prepare two 20cm cake tins with baking parchment and evenly distribute the cake mix between them. Bake for 25-30 mins until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Step 7: Leave the cakes to rest in their tins for 10 mins before further cooling them down on a wire rack for another 15 minutes.

Step 8: For the chocolate icing, make sure the butter is soft (melt slightly in a microwave or leave out if it’s a hot day). Then add the icing sugar and cocoa powder in increments and stir until it all becomes smooth. You can further add the 2 tbsp of milk to loosen the icing if needed.

Step 9: Use a knife to flatten the top of one of the cakes, then generously apply a layer of chocolate icing. Sprinkle half of the remaining chocolate chips and place the other cake on top. Then ice the top of this cake, followed by scattering the remainder of the chocolate chips.

Notes: If you really don’t want to or don’t have the time for making the chocolate icing, then you can just use a ready-made icing or nutella spread if you’d like.

I didn’t have many chocolate chips at the time so I sacrificed putting much into the actual cake for making the top look good.

If you don’t have a wire rack already, don’t worry. You could always use a rack from the oven or grill by cleaning it well first, then placing it on a flat surface covered by foil or baking parchment. Then simply place the cakes above – this will work fine.



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