The  Best Chocolate Cake Recipe made with layers of moist chocolate cake and a rich dulce de leche cream and topped with crushed wafers. The cake is so easy to make and tastes wonderful!

If you like chocolate in cakes, try the Chocolate Coffee Cake or the rich Chocolate Nutella Cake.

Chocolate cake on a plate topped with a dulce de leche cream, next to a cup of tea and chocolate wafers.

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This chocolate cake is SO GOOD! The cake layers are so soft and moist and once the dulce de leche cream penetrates into the layers, it’s so rich. If you like chocolate, you need to give this homemade cake a try.

how to make the best chocolate cake recipe-

  • Prepare two baking pans
  • Prepare cake layers: Beat together eggs and sugar on high for about 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked condensed milk and sour cream and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa.
  • Slow add in flour and mix until well incorporated.
  • Evenly divide batter and bake. Once layers are cooled, cut each cake in half so you will have four layers.
  • Prepare the cream: Beat butter, once smooth slowly add in the dulce de leche.
  • Assemble cake– Add the first layer on the tray. Top with cream.
  • Continue with the remaining layers. Cover the top and sides of the cake with cream.
  • Crush the chocolate wafers until they are very fine.
  • Generously cover the top of the cake with some wafers.
  • For decor, drizzle some of the cream over top of the cake, this is optional.
  • Enjoy, friends.

Homemade chocolate cake on a plate topped with drizzle and chocolate wafers.

Though the cake looks really simple, you WILL be impressed with the taste of it. It’s so so good.

other desserts to try:

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 2 votes
Rich and soft chocolate layers with a dulce de leche and butter cream topped with chocolate wafers.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 servings



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 14 oz dulce de leche, divided
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp baking soda
  • Tbsp cocoa powder


  • 14 oz dulce de leche
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 3/4 cup chocolate wafers


  • Beat eggs and sugar at high speed for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime in a bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa. Set aside.
  • Add 1/2 cup dulce de leche and the sour cream to the eggs/sugar and mix about half a minute. The remaining will be used for the cream.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl. Mix about a minute.
  • Prepare two (9×13) pans. Cover with parchment paper. Lightly spray with baking spray and dust with flour. Divide the batter equally amongst the two pans and bake in a preheated over to 355° for 12-15 minutes. Check for readiness with a toothpick.
  • Once completely cooled, cut each cake in half so you will have four layers.

Prepare the cream-

  • Beat the butter at medium speed for a minute. Turn the speed down to low and slowly add the dulce de leche. (1 can plus the remaining unused can of dulce de leche from the batter).
  • Place the bottom part of one of the cake and this will be 1st layer. Set it down same way as is with the part that was cut facing up. Spread a generous portion of the cream.
  • Place the 2nd layer with the top facing down and the middle part facing up. Cover with cream. Repeat with remaining layers and cream.
  • Reserve about two tablespoon of cream so it can be used for decor, this is optional.
  • Chop 1 3/4 cups chocolate waters. Grind or blend wafers until they are very fine.
  • Generously cover the top of cake with the some wafers.
  • Place the leftover cream in a small Ziploc, snip off an edge of the bag and drizzle atop cake. I just make zigzag lines sideways.


210kcal Calories35g Carbs3g Protein6g Fat3g Saturated Fat43mg Cholesterol317mg Sodium94mg Potassium1g Fiber19g Sugar205IU Vitamin A0.2mg Vitamin C38mg Calcium1.3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Best Chocolate Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)