7 Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake

Here’s another recipe that I tried out for the Clickin Moms scavenger hunt I participated in. The hunt is now over, and while I had a ton of fun with it…I’m exhausted! I loved how it made me push myself and step outside of my comfort zone.

During this scavenger hunt I:
Found a Delorean, met with a magician, visited a cave, took my son to his first fair, talked a complete stranger into letting me take her picture during her pedicure, cajoled an unknown tattooed man into sitting on a pink bike for me, and walked into a gym and asked a random man to bench press 200lbs for me!  This is just naming a few of the bizarre things I’ve done this month Smile  If you haven’t guessed already, another list item was a seven layer cake, and rather than go out and buy a slice – I decided to make of own.  Of course.

This cake was not as difficult as I thought it would be, and was quite good. I think I would bake the cake layers for a little less time next time though, and double the icing recipe.  More icing = more deliciousness…right?

Seven Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake  seven-layer-cake-2-for-blog
(adapted from 100 Café Street)

Cake Layers:
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. Baking soda
¼ c. apple sauce
2 c. self-rising flour
1 ½ c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
1 c. buttermilk

1. Combine flour and baking soda.
2 Add eggs, apple sauce, sugar, vanilla and buttermilk.
3. Mix until well blended, but do not over mix.
4. Pour ¾ c. batter into 6 or 7, 9” round cake pans (depending on how much batter you have and how well you scrape the bowl) and use anodized aluminum, so as not to burn the edges.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
6. Cool on wire racks while making fudge frosting.

Fudge Frosting:
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
½ c. margarine
7 oz. Evaporated milk

1. Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat without boiling.
2. Add sugar, cocoa, vanilla and evaporated milk.
3. Stir well and bring to a boil.
4. As soon as it comes to a boil, time for five minutes (ONLY five minutes) and then immediately remove from heat.
5. Ice your cake layers immediately or the frosting will harden into fudge, rendering it impossible to spread. 6. Serve warm, if possible, and you have the most decadent, Southern tradition that will melt in your mouth and be remembered for generations to come!

Note: The recipe shows the original amounts, I would suggest double the icing to be able to have enough to frost the layers and the outside. I used disposable cake pans, which made removing the cake from the pans easier. I very gently turned the pans inside out, and slide a knife under the cake to lift the cake off of the pan. I tried greasing and flouring one pan, but that method still let the cake stick.




Rachel said...

7 layers...WOW! It looks fantastic.

Steph said...


wendyweekendgourmet said...

Gorgeous...glad you had fun w/the scavenger hunt, but really missed your blog posts in July! Glad to see you back, and with a choc cake no less!!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Wow this cake looks so sinfully delicious and so beautiful! :)

Baking Serendipity said...

Amazing! Of course you would make your own seven layer cake...that's why I love your site so much! :)

decocinasytacones said...

Wow!, this looks really yummy!, thanks for sharing.
Love from Spain

Sandra said...

Wow, wow...this looks phenomenal! I love this cake and how you made it!!! you rock!!

TinaRBK said...

Seven layers-kudos to your patience in making this. The layers turned out very even and it looks delicious-yum!

briarrose said...

Wow....look at all those gorgeous layers! I would be in cake heaven with a slice of this. :)

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

What a cake! It looks fantastic and 7 layers of chocolate fudge sounds like heaven.

Cassie | Bake Your Day said...

This looks so wonderfully moist, I love seeing that there is no butter too! You did a beautiful job on these layers, I would love to enjoy a slice of this right now!

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

I totally want a slice of this cake!! Looks perfect in every way!!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! I love layer cakes, yours is perfect!!

SweetSavoryPlanet said...

My neighbor makes a cake like this. It is delicious!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

What a beautiful piece of cake, it sounds amazing!

kita said...

When it comes to cake, Im a less icing kind of girl - I know - they must have dropped me one two many times as a child.

This cake looks like it needs my fork... right now. :D

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie said...

Such a pretty cake! Looks delicious too!

expert contabil said...

Hmmm this recipe looks so delicious and nice and i think that fits perfect with my taste and in my opinion is a very easy recipe, so i think i will try it. Thanks for sharing.

Emily @ Life on Food said...

This looks yummy! More layers means more frosting right? I think I would have to go out and get a couple more cake pans. I only have 2 and that could take quite a while.

Monet said...

I'm always for more frosting :-) Thank you for sharing another delightful treat. I hope you had a great Tuesday. I'm looking forward to a week of good food and baking. Take care and much love.

Anonymous said...

Woman, this is my first time to your blog. What a wonderful treat!!! This cake... well what can i say? A great peice of eye candy, to say the least!

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