Fudgy Pudgy Cake

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by Courtly

From taste of home.

Top Review by Suzanne S.

This is quite possibly the best cake I've ever made. I'm so sorry the picture is not prettier, I am not a baker, normally. This cake is one I will perfect to make look as gorgeous as it tastes, if that is possible. The filling makes this cake, don't skip it!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cocoa and hot water until smooth; cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and cocoa mixture. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Pour into three greased and waxed paper lined 9 inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in cooled mixture.
  4. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake.
  5. For glaze, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in cocoa until smooth. Add milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. With an electric mixer, beat in confectioners' sugar until blended. Cool for 15-20 minutes; spread over top of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

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