Grandma’s Chocolate Killer Cake

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated my grandfather’s 82nd birthday and I wanted to make something extra special for him! This chocolate cake recipe, which was passed on to me by my grandmother, is going to blow your mind. If you love chocolate, amaretto and Skor, I promise you are going to fall in love with this decadent dessert!



  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 – 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  •  1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  •  1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp of vinegar
  • 5 tbsp of melted butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Tia Maria or Amaretto
  • 1 pkg of chocolate mousse
  • Skor bits

Baking Instructions

  1. Grease cake tin and preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, vanilla and vinegar
  3. Once you have given this mixture a stir, poor the coffee over top and mix until well combined (I have to mention that this was my first time attempting this recipe and I found my batter to be a little lumpy. I was concerned that I would end up with clumps of flour in my base layer but it ended up being completely fine!)
  4. Transfer the mixture into a greased 9″ spring form pan. Make sure you spread it evenly in order to end up with a nice flat surface for your next layer
  5. Bake your cake for 30-35 min or until you can stick a toothpick in the centre and it comes out clean
  6. While the cake is still hot, poke holes in it with a fork and poor your alcohol of choice (Amaretto or Tia Maria) over top. This step is really what takes this cake over the top in my opinion!
  7. Whip together the chocolate mousse as per the instructions on the pkg & layer it onto the cake & sprinkle two chopped score bars on top (You can also make your own chocolate mousse)
  8. Make whipping cream icing & layer on top of the chocolate mousse & sprinkle one more score bar on top
  9. Keep refrigerated and uncovered until you are ready to serve!


As you can see, there are quite a few steps involved but I promise your hard work will pay off. It’s probably one of the most amazing chocolate cakes I have ever made/tasted and I really hope you give this one a try!

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