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15 Layer Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for 15 Layer Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake, by , is from Garris Chapel United Methodist Church , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Beverly Wallace-Wiggins
Added: Wednesday, August 26, 2009


1 sticks of unsalted butter
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 cups buttermilk
6 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Frosting:
2 cup sugar
6 T cocoa
tsp salt
4 T corn starch
2 cup boiling water
2 tsp. of vanilla
stick of butter
Chopped pecans (optional)

Cream butter, oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Combine: Flour and baking powder, add to creamed mixture, add buttermilk (may need additional buttermilk if needed). Stir in vanilla.
Pour into greased and floured cake pans. I cook each layer separately. Just enough batter to cover bottom on pan. Repeat for each layer.

Chocolate Frosting:
Mix: sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt in medium size sauce pan. Add: boiling water. Cook until mixture thickens, keep heat on low. Add butter and vanilla. Spread on each layer while hot for a glossy frosting that will remain soft and smooth. Garnish top with chopped pecans.




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