14-Layer Chocolate Cake

Bea L. Recipe

By Bea L. BeachChic


I'm posting this recipe as per DIANE HUGHES' request. Diane, let me know how this turns out for you if you make it. This recipe belongs to Joyce, which worked in an elementary school lunch room. I haven't made this cake myself but I've eaten hers and it is wonderful, however, I do plan on making it at some point.

This is the old-fashioned kind of cake that our grandmothers, great-grandmothers used to make. I'm posting this just as Joyce has written it out.

My favorite icing is used on Opel's Chocolate Stack Cake so go over to that recipe and check out that icing. It will definitely be enough icing for this 14-layer cake.


2 stick
soft butter (leave out overnight)
2 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
4 c
self-rising flour
blocks of baker's plain chocolate
1 stick
real butter
2 small
cans carnation evaporated milk
3 c
granulated sugar
3 Tbsp
just a pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

CAKE: Preheat oven to 400. Wax paper & grease cake pans. Mix first 5 ingredients together then stir in flour & combine well. Put 3 large tablespoons of batter in each cake pan and bake at 400 for approximately 10 minutes. Turn layers out and keep covered with dish towels.
ICING: Melt chocolate with a few teaspoons of warm water until smooth. Mix the sugar with the cornstarch. Stir all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes on medium heat. This icing will be thin but will harden later. Spread between layers but poke holes (use a toothpick) in layers as you go to allow icing to seep into layers. Ice top & sides and keep spooning icing back on cake as it may puddle on bottom of cake plate.
*Pleast refer to "Bea's Notes" above regarding the icing.

About this Recipe

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

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Bea L. BeachChic
Oct 22, 2011
Lynda, I am thrilled for you, hon. Whenever you make it I hope you'll be able to get a pic. Also, check out this one: Opel's Chocolate Stack Cake
lynda morris lynnie_542004
Oct 22, 2011
omg!..i found this recipe and had to try it...Thank you thank you thank you! My grandma used to make this cake for me every year for 28 years for my birthday. I miss her dearly.. It has brought back such sweet sweet memories.
Bea L. BeachChic
Jul 14, 2011
Hi, Jackie. I'm just now getting online from a very busy day. Use ever how many cake pans you can get in your oven at the time. Bake your layers then let stand in in cake pans for about 5 minutes, turn out, keep layers covered w/dish towel, wash pans and repeat until all layers have been baked. Also, what I do is stack my layers with a paper towel or dish towel between the layers and place a large dish towel over top. This keeps them warm. Let me know if you have other questions.
jackie putman jax
Jul 14, 2011
how many cake pans
Bea L. BeachChic
May 15, 2011
Thank you, Colleen, I'm just now seeing this. How did the cake look? Which icing recipe did you use?