Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tim's Favorite Chocolate Cake


  • 1 stick of butter, 4 ounces
  • 1 c of water
  • 1 c of shortening
  • 2 T of Cocoa
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla


In a large saucepan, combine butter, water, shortening, and cocoa; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in flour and sugar until well blended. Add eggs and blend well. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; stir into the first mixture. Combine with first mixture, then bake at 375°.(greased & floured pans - 2 layers or one 9 X 13-inch pan)(no time given, but I would say test after about 25 to 30 minutes)


  • 3/4 c fudge topping
  • 3/4 c caramel or butterscotch topping
  • 3/4 c sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 chocolate covered toffee bars
  • 1 tub of whipped topping or 1 envelope Dream Whip, prepared with milk

PREPARATION:Do not remove cake from pan. After the cake has cooled, make holes in the entire top of the cake using a large fork or the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour (one at a time) fudge, butterscotch, and condensed milk over the top of the cake and let each flavor soak in before adding the next.Crush 3 of the candy bars and sprinkle on the top. Frost the cake with the whipped topping and crush the 3 remaining toffee bars to decorate the top.

Verdict: Tim loves it and we've taken it to several parties where it was enjoyed. It is very sweet and you can't stomach more than one or two pieces at a time.