Rating: 3.5 stars
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 11

Fourteen very thin layers with chocolate between each layer. Hope you enjoy this! I am from Georgia and make it all the time for church functions and family reunions.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 14 layer 8 inch cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 or 5 - 8 inch round cake pans.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour alternately with the 3 cups milk; beat well. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared pan, and spread evenly. You will need to bake the layers in two or three batches.

  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the layers are dried out. Do not brown.

  • To make the frosting: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 3 cups sugar, 1 cup butter, cocoa, water and 2 cups evaporated milk. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring frequently, then boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and beat for one minute with an electric mixer. Stack cake layers with icing in between, letting the icing run down the sides of the cake. Smooth the sides and top with the remaining icing.

Nutrition Facts

725 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 99.3g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 150.7mg; sodium 570.6mg. Full Nutrition
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