Church Supper Layered Cake

People always want to know if I'm making the Layered Cake when there's a potluck. It's so easy, but looks dazzling!


Cake Ingredients:

1 Chocolate cake mix & eggs, oil as needed.

Frosting Ingredients:

Filling:

1 C. milk
3 Heaping tablespoons flour
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. Crisco
1 C. granulated sugar
1 Tsp. vanilla

Frosting:

About 1 1/2 -2 C. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tsp. vanilla
Brewed coffee

Directions:

Mix the cake mix as directed and bake in two round cake pans. Works well to make it several hours ahead or the day before (cover with dish towel to avoid drying out).

Mix 1 C. of milk and 3 heaping Tbsp. of flour in small pan and cook over medium to medium hight heat till quite thick, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.

Beat 1/2 C. of butter and 1/2 C. of Crisco together for 4 minutes on a high setting. Add 1 C. of granulated sugar and beat for 4 more minutes. Add the cooled flour paste and beat for 4 more minutes. Add 1 Tsp. vanilla and beat. I smooth the filling in the pan then use a knife to divide it into six equal parts.

Cut each layer of cake into two layers. I just use a long bread knife. Put the first layer of cake on a plate and top with 1/3 of the whipped filling. The filling doesn't quite go to the edge of the cake.

Repeat with the next two layers. Put the last layer on top and mix the frosting for the top.

Put powdered about 1 1/2 C. powdered sugar, 2 T. of cocoa, 1 Tbsp. of butter, and 1 Tsp. of vanilla in bowl. Add brewed coffee gradually until the frosting is of spreading consistency. Adjust ingredients to your family's taste. Spread frosting on top only. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.

The cake looks like it has whipped cream, but it doesn't and won't need refrigeration. If you are transporting the cake, break off uncooked spaghetti and put three or four pieces in to keep the layers straight until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!





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