Total Time
1hr
Prep 35 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe won grand prize in the contest sponsored by Taste of Home. Contributed by Jo Ann Koerkenmeier, this recipe is indeed a winner. It has triple rich chocolatly flavor, a chocolate lover's dream come true. Prep for this cake isn't too bad, which makes this as a plus to make! It seems like you worked as a slave to bake this!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the milk, butter and chocolate over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat, let stand for 10 minutes (mixture will look like hot cocoa).
  2. in a large bowl, beat eggs, and vanilla, stir in chocolate mixture until smooth. Combine flour, sugar baking soda and salt; gradually beat into mixture (batter will be thin). Transfer to 3 greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans. Bake at 325 degree F, for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Let cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in confectioner's sugar and cream until smooth.
  4. For ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl, in a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil, pour over chocolate, whisk until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache reaches a spreading consistency.
  5. Set aside 1/2 cup filling for garnish. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the remaining filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread ganache over top and sides of cake. Decorate with reserved filling. Store in fridge.