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

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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
3 c sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa, unsweetened
1 c evaporated milk
2 stick margarine

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Diane Hopson Smith Recipe
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Pine Mountain, GA (pop. 1,304)
Member Since Aug 2011
Diane Hopson's notes for this recipe:
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.
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DIRECTIONS FOR CAKE: Combine flour, sugar and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
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.
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.

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user Sharron Boerum slboerum - Sep 14, 2011
...i was wondering...HOW do you get 10 layers? ...i want to try this, only i think i'd line the pans with foil and spray with nonstick spray too.
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 14, 2011
Sharron, I only have three 9-inch pans. I baked 3 at a time then 1 by its self until all layers were baked. I haven't done it, but I think parchment paper may work?? Just a thought. I haven't baked this one in a long time. I'm thinking about making this cake this weekend.
user Linda Woodham fancygran - Sep 14, 2011
My mother-in-law made a cake and icing like this the only difference is she called it hers "Holiday Rum Cake" she would brush each layer with rum.Then she put in an air tight cake saver and refrigerated it for 3 days. It was great.

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