Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This has got to be the BEST chocolate cake that I have ever had! I am a sucker for cake, especially chocolate cakes, so I am always trying new recipes to find the ultimate cake. So far, this has been the absolute most mouth-watering cake I have had. If you have some extra time, and love cake, this is the perfect recipe! Very impressive looking too!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 (F).
  2. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round layer cake pans; set aside.
  3. Mix shortening and sugar in large bowl until blended.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scrapping down sides of the bowl after each addition.
  5. Stir in sifted cocoa.
  6. Sift together flour, powder, soda, and salt.
  7. Alternately stir in sifted ingredients and coffee.
  8. Stir in vanilla.
  9. Spread batter evenly in both cake pans; bake for 30-35 minutes until firm to touch in center.
  10. Remove from pans and let cool completely on wire wracks.
  11. Prepare filling according to package directions; set in refrigerator and allow to thicken (about 30 minutes).
  12. Meanwhile, prepare frosting:.
  13. Mix together cream, sugar and cocoa; chill 1 hour.
  14. Beat until thick.
  15. Place one layer of cooled cake on serving plate; spread with cooled filling.
  16. Top filling with second layer of cake.
  17. Spread frosting on top and sides of cake.
  18. Chill cake until ready to serve.

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