Friday, August 28, 2009

12-Layer Chocolate Cake

is having Chocolate Friday.

So here's my recipe for chocolate.

12-layer chocolate cake

4 cups sugar
4 sticks butter
6 tbsp Crisco
5 cups self-rising flour

8 eggs

2 1/2 cups buttermilk

2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Combine sugar, butter, Crisco, eggs, and buttermilk, and vanilla. Cream together until smooth. Blend in flour a little at a time: mix for about two minutes. Bake very thin layers until done. I use a measuring cup and put one cup of batter in each pan. I spray my pans and put wax paper in them. The wax paper helps me to pull each layer out and put more batter into them before waiting for them to cool. Unless your fortunate enough to have 12 cake pans.

Chocolate Icing

4 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
6 tbsp. cocoa
1 cup milk

Melt butter, sugar and cocoa in saucepan. Add milk, bring to a boil. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Ice cake when icing begins to thicken. If it becomes to think rewarm. You want it to drizzle, syrupy, not real thick.


  1. Oh wow - 12 layers of chocolate! Yum!! Thanks for linking up the recipe!

  2. That looks so yum!

    I love your blog and will be following. I look forward to reading more from you.


  3. We'll have to try this someday soon - it looks delicious!

  4. Now THAT'S some serious chocolate, LOL! Looks delicious!

  5. Wow that looks soooo good!!!!!!

  6. My hubby would die for that cake! YUM!

  7. That cake looks amazing! I think if I tried it it would fall over ;)

  8. This cake looks amazing...thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    Bless you,

  9. Oh my! I have always wanted this recipe. We used to get 9 layer cakes.... this is wonderful and I can't wait to make it! Thank you for sharing. About how long does each layer take?

  10. Merrie, Each layer takes about 10-15 minutes to cook. I take them out just as they start browning around the edges. I have 6 cake pans so I put wax paper in the bottoms of them. So I can pull the layers out time they come out of the oven.


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