Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

I never ate cake until I was 8 or 9 years old. But I sure ate a lot of frosting! I was that kid at birthday parties who hopped up and down when the corner piece – the one with the profuse amount of frosting flourishes – was being passed out. I’d extract every last bit of sugary, fluffy stuff and leave the cake on the little paper plate. It wasn’t until the middle of my elementary school years that a frustrated parent of a friend finally urged me to try just a bite of the cake “just this once” that I discovered the treat I was missing.

Suffice it say I’ve eaten plenty of cake – and frosting – this week as we’ve made our way through this incredibly rich and decadent Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake. I did give away several pieces to friends, but this is definitely one time I did not mind having leftovers one iota. The cake itself was incredibly moist and chocolate-forward, if that’s a real term. It’s actually Ghirardelli’s Grand Fudge Cake and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipes, along with a layer of raspberry preserves for the filling. Hopefully you can see the little chocolate shavings in the center of the little raspberry heart I made. One of these days I’ll take a real cake decorating class. πŸ™‚

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Col wrote:

    Oh, there are days when I miss real baked goods! This looks fabulous! (I’m going to try making gluten-free whoopie pies this weekend for Nate.)

    Posted 2.11.10 Reply
  2. Jennifer wrote:

    Oh my Heavens! This looks incredible!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..COOKBOOKMANIA: Biscuit & Beef Casserole =-.

    Posted 2.11.10 Reply
  3. Erin wrote:

    So pretty Kathy! This is an ambitious cake. I’m positive it tasted just as scrumptious as it looks. You’re my Valentine dessert hero this week.
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..A Scratch & Sniff Valentine’s Day =-.

    Posted 2.11.10 Reply
  4. HoneyB wrote:

    Its so pretty and fudgy!
    .-= HoneyB´s last blog ..Poppy Seed Muffins =-.

    Posted 2.11.10 Reply
  5. I think your decorating is very cute!!

    Posted 2.11.10 Reply
  6. Alexandra wrote:

    Holy fudge cake, batman! That looks tasty.
    .-= Alexandra´s last blog ..White Chocolate Rice Krispy Hearts =-.

    Posted 2.13.10 Reply
  7. Lucy wrote:

    Wow what a cake, so moist and decadent! What a delightful treat, I think I am in love with this frosting πŸ˜‰
    .-= Lucy´s last blog ..Apple Crumble Cake =-.

    Posted 2.13.10 Reply
  8. Julie wrote:

    I made this for my Valentine! πŸ™‚ My old pans wouldn’t let go of the cake! πŸ™ I was so sad, but I just cut off the nasty parts and pieced a big chunk back in. ;P Once it was frosted, you couldn’t tell that I had had any trouble with the cake. And that frosting…delicious! Such a great texture and flavor…I still have some leftover frosting in my fridge. I keep snacking on it. πŸ˜‰ I used raspberry preserves and raspberries for garnish as well, but now I’m wondering if strawberry would be good instead…? I’ll try next time I want cake. πŸ™‚ (which is all the time, but you know…)

    Posted 2.17.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Hi Julie – Glad you gave this cake a try! Next time you might try spraying your pans with baking spray (like Pam for Baking) – they came out really easily for me with this. And I’m sure strawberries would be a great addition – who doesn’t love strawberries and chocolate?!

      Posted 2.18.10 Reply
  9. Memoria wrote:

    I think the decoration for this cake was perfect!! I love the heart in the middle. The Hershey’s recipe is my go-to recipe for chocolate cake, but I may have to try out this one.
    .-= Memoria´s last blog ..Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream =-.

    Posted 3.7.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      Hershey’s recipe? I’m going to put that on my list to try!

      Posted 3.7.10 Reply