Chef Dominique Ansel’s Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jul 22, 2022 • 3 min read

James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel has shaken up the pastry world with innovation and creativity at the heart of his work. Chef Dominique’s decadent chocolate cake is a wonder to behold—and will make a fantastic cake to use as a showstopper at your next dinner party. But like most things in life that are worth doing, it takes a lot of time (and a large bowl!) to prepare. As Chef says: “This layer cake takes days of prep time and a lot of work to make, but it makes for a beautiful cake and a delicious one that will wow your friends.”

Don’t let the effort or cook time scare you away: This cake is full of different textures; it’s rich, intricate, and very delicate. It’s just the type of cake that Chef Dominique grew up with and now wants to share with you.