Originally Posted by Haydenmama
I am new to cake decorting and would like any feedback on good chocolate cake recipes for stacking. My friend wants a stacked birthday cake without fondant...and I wanted to make sure I used a stronger cake.
Indydebi is correct....make sure you have proper support in your tiers or otherwise you are flirting with a disaster!
That said, here is a good recipe that I use all the time for tiered cakes:FUDGE CAKE
Heat oven to 325 ºF.
Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan or two 8 inch layer pans (line layer pans with parchment or waxed paper before greasing and flouring...I use Pam for Baking).
In a small saucepan, combine:
1 cup water
1 teaspoon instant coffee
½ cup cocoa
2 sticks butter
Bring to a boil, then cool to room temperature.
In a mixing bowl, combine:
2 cups self-rising flour [I use White Lily]
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar [1 cup brown and 1 cup white]
Blend well to combine.
Pour cocoa mixture over flour mixture and mix on low until blended.
2 large eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix on medium speed one minute.
Pour into pans. Bake until cake tests done with a toothpick.