The Great Chocolate Cake

Janet Scott


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

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6 large
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


  • 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!
  • 13Enjoy!
    ***Do what I did, eat one and stack 5! LOL
    ***You can also make 2 three layer cakes.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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