man oh man. i had the BIGGEST urge for chocolate cake today while at work.
sooo.....when i got home i made paula deans DELICIOUS six layer chocolate cake. and man is it good.
here is the recipe :)
Six-Layer Chocolate Cake
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Inactive Prep Time:
1 hr 0 min
16 TO 20 servings
Cake: 1 cup butter, room temperature 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 3 cups self-rising flour, sifted 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting: 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup half-and-half 2 tablespoon corn syrup 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus 1 cup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round cake pans.
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to cream for approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and milk, alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Add the vanilla and continue to mix until incorporated. To bake 6 layers of cake 3 at a time, divide the batter in 1/2, then divide each 1/2 among the 3 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Invert cakes and repeat process with the rest of the cake batter.
Prepare frosting while cakes are cooling. Mix sugar, cocoa, butter, half-and-half, corn syrup, and salt in a saucepan, stir, and bring to a boil. Continue to boil, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. The syrup will become thick. Remove syrup from heat, and beat in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixer. Allow frosting to rest for a couple of minutes. At this time, if the frosting is too thick for spreading, add a bit of half-and-half, 1 tablespoon at a time, to bring frosting to proper spreading consistency.