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Granny Cauley Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Granny Cauley Chocolate Layer Cake, by , is from THE SMITH FAMILY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lee Cauley-Rogers
Added: Saturday, October 11, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake: 1 box Duncan Hines Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix

Icing:
2 1/4 c. sugar
4 heaping T. of chocolate (Hershey Cocoa)
1/2 stick of oleo (otherwise known as margarine)
1 T. vanilla extract
1 small can of evaporated milk
1/4 c. sweet milk (otherwise known as milk)

Directions:
Directions:
Icing Directions:
Mix sugar and chocolate good with no lumps in it. Add milk then mix again. Add oleo & cook. Stirring all the time and cook slow when it starts to boil. Cook until it starts flaking. (Hint, flaking is when it drips from spoon slowly.) Let it cool before icing the cake.

Layer Directions:
You will need about 8 round pans if you have 2 ovens. Use pan coating spray liberally to coat pan. Put about 3 1/2 large spoonfuls in pan. Beat pans on a flat surface until icing spreads around the edges and is level. Cook at 350 for about 9-10 minutes. Remove from pan by turning pan over on a flat surface and layers should fall out easily if you coated pan good. Try not to tear thin layers. If you do save that layer for sampling when you ice the cake. Should be able to get 12 thin layers.
When icing cools start icing layer tops first and then as you get layers going allow icing to roll off on to the sides. Ice layers with a very thin layer of icing and then the top and sides you can pile it on.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
4 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
2 people working together and 2 ovens takes about 4hrs to make. Icing takes the longest because you have to cook it real slow and then let it cool. We usually make the layers one day and then the icing the next. This is truly a labor of love cake but well worth all the effort.

 

 

 

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