Tuxedo Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12-14
Big 3 layer tuxedo cake with whipped cream icing and chocolate ganache
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 3 9 inch round cake pans.
  3. Heat butter, water, and oil in pan.
  4. Mix flour, sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl.
  5. Pour melted butter mixture into dry mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Whisk in eggs one at a time.
  7. Add baking soda, salt, and vanilla at the same time and combine.
  8. Split batter into the 3 pans and bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool cakes completely on racks.
  10. Whip the whipping cream for icing until soft peaks form.
  11. Add powdered sugar and whip just a bit more.
  12. Spread icing between layers to fit them all together, then ice the complete cake.
  13. Chill for at least an hour.
  14. Heat cream for the ganache in a pan until steamy.
  15. Pour over chocolate in a medium bowl.
  16. Stir until melted.
  17. Add syrup and vanilla.
  18. Let sit for 10 minutes or until the ganache mostly just drips about halfway down the cake.
  19. Glaze the cake.
  20. Chill for at least an hour. Keep cold.
Recipe by Hammer on Rye at http://www.hammeronrye.com/tuxedo-cake/