A moist 2-layer chocolate layer cake

This was our wedding cake.


(serves 8)


  1. Preheat oven to Combine 1/2 cup sugar with cocoa and boiling water, and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is glossy. Cool.
  2. Cream the shortening and eggs with the remaining sugar. Add the cocoa mixture and the vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk alternately.
  4. Bake in 2 greased layer pans at for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Frost the cake with your favorite frosting (see note below).


For the frosting on our wedding cake, we used the chocolate mousse filling described in MOUSSE-CHOC-1.

You can also make this as a single-layer cake. Just bake it a few minutes longer, as it is thicker.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 30 minutes preparation, 1 hour baking and cooling and frosting.
Precision: measure the ingredients.


Aviva Garrett 
Santa Cruz, CA 
Excelan, Inc., San Jose, California, USA 
Recipe last modified: 16 Oct 87

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The recipes are for chocolate layer cake (which, with my
chocolate mousse as frosting, was our wedding cake) 
and shortbread cookies.