Ultimate Layer Cake

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Patrick Meyer

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@patrickmeyer

I made this for my 8th grade classmates and they went CRAZY for it! It is the perfect dessert for any chocolate lover!

Rating:

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Serves:
10-12
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • MILK CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1 box
    milk chocolate cake mx
  • 1 1/4 c
    cream soda
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 3
    eggs
  • DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1 box
    dark chocolate or fudge cake mix
  • 1 1/4 c
    chocolate milk
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 3
    eggs
  • MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    chocolate milk
  • DARK CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 c
    chocolate fudge sundae topping
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE

  • 10 oz
    semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup

How to Make Ultimate Layer Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. For the cakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease four 12- by 8- by 1-inch baking pans with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the milk chocolate cake according to package directions, using canola oil and eggs, and substituting the cream soda for the water. Bake in 2 pans. Cool and remove the cakes from the pans.
  3. Prepare the dark chocolate cake according to package directions, using canola oil, eggs, and substituting the chocolate milk for the water. Bake in 2 pans. Cool and remove the cakes from the pans.
  4. For the milk chocolate frosting: Using an electric hand mixer, beat together the softened butter, softened cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate milk.
  5. For the dark chocolate frosting: Using an electric hand mixer, beat together the softened butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate fudge sundae topping.
  6. 7.For the chocolate glaze: Place the chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the cream and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat just until boiling. Pour over chocolate chips and stir until completely smooth. If not completely smooth, microwave on medium setting (50 percent power) for 2 minutes. Cool about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  7. Cut each cake in half horizontally, to make 8 even layers. Place a dark cake layer onto a serving platter and frost the top only with some dark chocolate frosting. Place a milk chocolate cake layer on top and frost the top only with the milk chocolate frosting. Continue until you have 8 layers. Don't frost the top layer. Carefully pour the glaze over the cake, coating the top and letting it drip down the sides.

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