The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Three Layer Cake

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Talk about rich and shocking. This beautiful cake is a winner with all chocoholics! Great for a dessert party, birthday party, or finale of an elegant meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For cake: Combine water and chocolate in small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Beat 2/3 cup shortening until creamy; gradually add 1 3/4 cups sugar, beating well and scrapping down edges of bowl.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Sift 2 1/2 cups flour, soda, and 1/2 tsp salt; add to cake batter, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  6. Add cooled chocolate mixture and 1 tsp vanilla; mix just until blended.
  7. Pour batter into three greased and floured 9-inch layer pans.
  8. Bake at 350* for 17-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pans on wire wracks for 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wracks.
  10. For filling: Place 1/4 cup flour in small saucepan; gradually stir in milk.
  11. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick.
  12. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  13. Beat butter and 1/2 cup shortening until creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well.
  14. Add 1 Tbsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt, and milk mixture; beat until smooth.
  15. Spread filling between cake layers.
  16. For frosting: Combine 3 cups sugar, 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup butter, 3 ounces chocolate in a medium saucepan.
  17. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts.
  18. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  19. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  20. Beat at high speed of electric mixer until frosting is of spreading consistency.
  21. Immediately spread on cake.
  22. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

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