By Marie on June 09, 2003
Photo by Chef #1346303
Photo by Chef #1346303
"A cake to die for! Three layered chocolate cake with a whipped cream filling between layers and frosted overall with a decadent chocolate frosting. Recipe found on another website."
Serving Size: 1 (366 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"**I made this cake in honour of Chef-I-am for her bake-a-thon.** This is the cake that is made for all special events at our house. It's really important to follow the directions to the T - time consuming but worth it. This cake only gets better after a day or two in the fridge. My grandmother found this recipe in a Southern Living as the winner of a bake-off in 1978... since then, it's made history! My grandmother always adds white chocolate to the filling. This keeps the whipped cream from tamping down and spilling out the sides of the cake. Try this recipe for the filling: FILLING 2 cups whipping cream 2 ounces chopped white baking chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons confectionersâ€™ sugar Melt the white chocolate in 1/2 cup of the whipping cream. Chill for one hour. Whip with remaining cream, vanilla and sugar until spreadable."
"This would have been perfect if I had three separate baking dishes to use. Since I didn't I put it all in one pan and it took forever! About 2 hours to bake and when I took it out of the pan to cool it fell in 3 pieces. So overall it tasted really good but it was a huge failure for me ;("
"This is seriously the best chocolate cake Ever! I first found the recipe in a Southern Living cookbook and I've made it several times since.I made it for my moms birthday one year and everyone went wild over it.Several people wanted the recipe.This cake is just so moist and rich..the chocolate frosting is heavenly! It is time consuming but it's so worth it! I follow the recipe exactly..it's perfect as written.This is the cake to make if you want to impress people.It's so delicious!"
"This is delish! After a day in the fridge, it tasted like a moist whoppie pie in a decadent frosting. Next time I when I make the frosting, I'll let it cool then whip in my stand mixer rather than hand mixing, and make the filling last. Maybe some cream cheese to the filling. But this one is a keeper!!!"
"This cake is so fantastic. Rich, rich chocolate taste, especially if you use good-quality cocoa. Stays moist. I love it with a peanut butter frosting!"
"This is the birthday cake that all 5 of us kids would request on our special day. My copy of the recipe was cut from a McCall's magazine (1982) which is now very tattered. My girlfriend just asked me for the recipe to do her son's birthday cake so I thought I would check to see if posted here. I am thrilled to see this recipe on Zaar. My mother's notes on this recipe are that she reduced the butter in the frosting to 1/2 C as we thought it was too rich with the full amount. I always follow Mom's way and it is still great. This cake is the bomb! Great post Marie!"
"DH made this cake on a whim one night because he was having a sweets craving. He dabbles in the kitchen somewhat and he found this recipe to be quite okay in terms of ease. He said that considering the outcome it was worth every step; I agree, this cake is simply sinful, it has won a place in our family as our new "birthday cake". He susbstituted Splenda in the cake portion of the recipe and halved the fat by using apple sauce and butter. It was incredibly light and fluffy and I could not tell the difference."
"Someone made this exact recipe for Christmas dinner, except they split the layers and alternated with the frosting and plain whipped cream. It was soooo decadent! My son said he was "addicted to this cake!" Really a fantastic recipe."
"This is the best chocolate cake I've ever had. I found the recipe ages ago in McCall's Cookbook and it's on my website. It takes a little time to make, and it's huge, but the most incredible chocolate cake i've ever had."
"I used a kitchenaid to make the frosting, then made the whipped cream without washing the mixer, made the whipped cream a bit chocolatey. Very rich and delicious!"
"i have tryed this cake and was so great. my familly loved it !!!! it was just like the photo and tasted amazing, it even became more delicious the day after. i want to thank you it really was like i wanted and more.....thank you again?"
"I made this cake the other day for a birthday. It was the first time I made a fancy b'day cake (i've only ever made banana bread, carrot cake etc before) and it turned out great! I did change a few things as I felt it would be too rich. I used 3/4 cup of butter and 3/4 cup of cocoa and 2 1/4 cups of sugar. Still turned out perfect and devilishly rich, everyone loved it. Thanks!"
"This is definitely a chocolate lover's cake. It is very moist and rich. The filling did not hold up as expected. I tried adding a little cocoa powder to thicken it and make it semi-chocolaty. It helped a little. I still had to use wooden skewers to hold the three layers together until the cake firmed up in the fridge. This cake does take more work, but the flavor is excellent! Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"Great Cake! Used cake recipe only. Very moist & Delicious! Thanks for sharing!!"
"Yay! I've used this recipe for years, but I couldn't find it! I originally got it from a McCall's cookbook, too. Thanks so much! I think this is the best chocolate cake ever."
"I made two of these cakes for my son's second birthday. My son was clawing at me when I was mixing the eggs, sugar, etc. and when I went to reach for the vanilla the next day to make the whipped cream, I realized that I left the vanilla out of the cake completely! Even still this cake was great. Everyone loved it. I made two because we were having a party with twenty people (three small children). I still have one whole cake left and I believe everyone had a good sized piece. This was a delicious yet simple cake to pull off and I think that it will become a birthday tradition. I added a picture as well of the two cakes decorated."
"This is by far the best chocolate cake ever. I found it in a Southern Living Cookbook - and have made it and it gets RAVE reviews every time. You can't go wrong with this cake. It's alot of work - but worth the effort."