Fourteen Layer Chocolate Cake

Fourteen Layer Chocolate Cake

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"Fourteen very thin layers with chocolate between each layer. Hope you enjoy this! I am from Georgia and make it all the time for church functions and family reunions."


50 m servings 725 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 725 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 99.3g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 571 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 or 5 - 8 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour alternately with the 3 cups milk; beat well. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared pan, and spread evenly. You will need to bake the layers in two or three batches.
  3. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the layers are dried out. Do not brown.
  4. To make the frosting: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 3 cups sugar, 1 cup butter, cocoa, water and 2 cups evaporated milk. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring frequently, then boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and beat for one minute with an electric mixer. Stack cake layers with icing in between, letting the icing run down the sides of the cake. Smooth the sides and top with the remaining icing.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 41 Ratings


I definatly Love this recipe Nell Thank You. For the Persons having trouble with this cake... First off, her measurements in this recipe is to the Science no adjustments with the amounts. First ...

My 89 year old grandmother has been making a cake similar to this for many years. Her batter recipe differs slightly - only use 1 cup of milk and 3 1/2 cups of self rising flour. To make the b...

For all of you out there having trouble with the icing, here is another alternative. This is the icing recipe I use for my 14 layer cake which does come out a little thicker (not that there is a...

I wanted to impress my husband for his birthday. A chocolate layer cake is his favorite and spending more time or working more than the writer indicated was fine, so I ignored that in other rev...

If you follow the directions by CarolinaGirl34 this recipe is perfect. I have never made this and my boyfriend's parents were going to order it from somewhere for Thanksgiving. Instead of them o...

I had baked cakes for 30+ years but had never heard of the 14 layer cake before I moved to Georgia. It's all the rage down here! This cake recipe is great but as with many other reviewers, I d...

I love this recipe! We have it every year at holiday gatherings, but I've never had the recipe. I followed all of the suggestions submitted by CAROLINAGIRL34 and had no problems whatsoever. I...

I made this recipe with much success and garnered raves from friends and family during the holidays. This is a bit of confusion in the amounts and what type of milk to use in the list of ingredi...

I have always been considered a pretty good baker, I'm always the "dessert bringer". This recipe was the worst baking disaster I have ever had. The frosting recipe needs adjusting too, it was ...