Old Fashioned Multi-Layer Chocolate Cake


Bea L. Recipe

By Bea L. BeachChic


Rating:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

I love making this cake. It seems that young folks as well as old folks love this cake. It may not be the most beautiful cake but it sure is good. This is the kind of cake that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers made.

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
self-rising flour
2 c
sugar
6
eggs, beaten
1 lb
butter, softened (do not substitute)
2 tsp
vanilla
yellow food coloring (optional)
milk
ICING:
3 c
sugar
2/3 c
cocoa powder
1/8 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 stick
butter (do not substitute)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Leave butter out for several hours to soften. You can even leave it out overnight.
2
CAKE: Cream together butter, sugar then add eggs. Add vanilla then flour, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Now add food coloring and mix well. Add milk as needed to acheive the consistency cake batter should be.
3
Measure out 4-5 tablespoons of batter into each greased & floured cake pans. This will take several bakings until all batter is used up.
4
Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. This will take approximately 8-12 minutes. Turn out layers and cover with a slightly damp cloth.
5
ICING: In a heavy 4 quart saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa & salt. Stir in milk, Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until full rolling boil. Now boil without stirring to a soft ball stage.
6
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Ice between, on sides and on top of cooled layers.
7
Note: I use a skewer or ice pick to poke a few holes in layers as I ice them when putting cake together. Also keep spooning icing back on cake as it puddles in bottom on cake plate.
8
**A lot of people like this icing but I particulary like the icing I use on Opel's Chocolate Stack Cake so go over to this recipe and check it out.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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50 Comments

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Bea L. BeachChic
Mar 3, 2015
Thank you so much, Jessica. Much appreciated.
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Jessica Carroll Jessica_Carroll
Mar 3, 2015
Perfection
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Bea L. BeachChic
Mar 6, 2014
You are so welcome, Amber. Please be sure to let me know how it turns out for you. Keeping my fingers crossed, honey.
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Amber Cook Amber101725
Mar 6, 2014
Thank you so much!!! This does help me a lot!!
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Bea L. BeachChic
Mar 6, 2014
Amber, as far as the milk gradually add small amounts at the time until it reaches the consistency of cake batter. Maybe start with 1/4 cup and go from there. Start with a couple of drops of food coloring, stir good and use another drop or two until it's the color you want. Please let me know if this helps.