Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

Barbara's 10-Layer Chocolate Cake - Dee Dee's

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011


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Diane Hopson's Story

My sister in law Barbara is the baker in our family. I don't think there's anything she can't bake. This is her recipe and it's one of the best and most requested recipe!!

When ever Barbara brings this cake to an outing, you can be sure it’s the first thing on the dessert table to disappear.

People will get a slice of this cake before they fix there lunch/dinner plate just to make sure they get a piece.

Those that don’t know about this little trick are lucky to get a crumb when they go searching out the dessert table.

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/3 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 c
buttermilk
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
FROSTING INGREDIENTS
3 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened
1 c
evaporated milk
2 stick
margarine

Directions Step-By-Step

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DIRECTIONS FOR CAKE: Combine flour, sugar and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
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Spray 9-inch cake pans with non-vegetable spray (PAM). Spread 1/2 cup batter in pan and bake at 325 degrees about 10 minutes. Use a spatula to loosen layers when you remove from oven. DO NOT COOL IN PANS.

Repeat this step until you have baked all 10 layers.
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DIRECTIONS FOR FROSTING: Combine sugar and cocoa. Add milk and margarine and let come to a boil. Boil about 5 minutes (soft-ball stage when dropped in water). Frost cake while frosting is hot. Use about 5 soup spoons of frosting for each layer. Frost sides of cake before frosting top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cocoa, #flour, #buttermilk

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28 Comments

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Diane Barber dnbrb927
Jan 29, 2015
OK thanks !
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Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Jan 29, 2015
Diane I'm not sure you did anything wrong. This frosting does get a little hard, like a fudge candy.
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Diane Barber dnbrb927
Jan 29, 2015
I made this cake for the first time and it looked and tasted great.The only problem was that after the cake set up, the frosting was hard. What did I do wrong?
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Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Feb 4, 2013
Candace I love the idea of using the cake mix! Thank you for sharing!