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
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour six 8" round baking pans.
2Add first seven ingredients into a mixing bowl, mixing well in between each ingredient.
3Sift flour, baking powder and soda, and salt and add to the mixing bowl.
4Gently mix with a wooden spoon the boiling water.
make sure everything is well blended.
5Pour batter equally into each of the pans.
6Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top of the batter in each pan.
7Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
8Let cakes cool for 10 minutes on a rack, then remove from pans. (the chocolate chips will need to set a bit first)
9Prepare 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.
10After 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).
11Put in the frig to set up a bit before you continue with the exterior frosting.
12After you finished the exterior frosting you can compliment yourself on making such a giant delicious cake!
You can also use a chocolate fudge frosting!
***Do what I did, eat one and stack 5! LOL
***You can also make 2 three layer cakes.