Chocolate Web Cake


If you like chocolate, make this cake recipe of a chocolate cake with chocolate filling. You'll love it.

1 to 4 - layer inch round cake


  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 ¼ cups evaporated milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 1 ⅓ cups shortening

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup evaporated milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Grease two 9 inch round cake pans.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and 1 1/2 cups of the white sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the shortening and 1-1/4 cup of the evaporated milk. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and beat for 2 minutes longer. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Drizzle 1 square of the melted chocolate in a spiral on top of each cake. Feather lines with a knife to form a web pattern.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes then remove from pans and let cakes cool completely.

  4. To Make Filling: Combine the 2 squares unsweetened melted chocolate, 1 1/3 cups shortening, 1 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup evaporated milk and the vanilla together and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

  5. To Assemble Cake: Cut each cooled cake layer in half horizontally. Spread 1/4 of the filling between each layer making a 4 layer cake with a web design on top. Frost sides with the remaining filling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

628 Calories
40g Fat
65g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 628
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.