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the great chocolate cake

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Recipe by
Janet Scott
Wittmann, AZ

Actually this was a 6 layer cake but my hubby and I ate one to make sure it was good. Our neighbor came over to taste test and about fell off his chair. "It's a sign" There was no way we could eat all this cake so I gifted our local hardware store. A customer approached the counter and asked if it was real! LOL

(1 rating)
yield 16 - 24

Ingredients For the great chocolate cake

  • 6 lg
    eggs (at room temp)
  • 3 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    real unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 6 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 3 c
    boiling water
  • 3 c
    regular or semi sweet chocolate chips

How To Make the great chocolate cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour six 8" round baking pans.
  • 2
    Add first seven ingredients into a mixing bowl, mixing well in between each ingredient.
  • 3
    Sift flour, baking powder and soda, and salt and add to the mixing bowl.
  • 4
    Gently mix with a wooden spoon the boiling water. make sure everything is well blended.
  • 5
    Pour batter equally into each of the pans.
  • 6
    Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top of the batter in each pan.
  • 7
    Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • 8
    Let cakes cool for 10 minutes on a rack, then remove from pans. (the chocolate chips will need to set a bit first)
  • 9
    Prepare your whipped cream frosting. I use "Pastry Pride" found at Smart & Final in Arizona, but you can buy already prepared whipped cream frosting in the bakery section at your local grocery bakery.
  • 10
    After CAREFULLY stacking your layers, adding your whipped cream frosting between each one, use long wooden skewers to help hold them in place. (I used three).
  • 11
    Put in the frig to set up a bit before you continue with the exterior frosting.
  • 12
    After you finished the exterior frosting you can compliment yourself on making such a giant delicious cake! You can also use a chocolate fudge frosting!
  • 13
    Enjoy! ***Do what I did, eat one and stack 5! LOL ***You can also make 2 three layer cakes.

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