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Triple Chocolate Delight

 Triple Chocolate Delight
A fitting finale for any special occasion, this fudgy cake has three luscious layers for chocolate lovers to sink their forks into.
12 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 Milky Way candy bar (2.05 ounces each)
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a heavy saucepan, stir candy bars and remaining butter over low
  • heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in buttermilk.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with

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Triple Chocolate Delight (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • buttermilk mixture to creamed mixture, beating well after each
  • addition. Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
  • 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, lightly grease the sides of a large saucepan with 1
  • tablespoon of butter; set remaining butter aside. Combine sugar and
  • milk; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture
  • comes to a rolling boil. Boil until a candy thermometer reads
  • 234° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in
  • marshmallow creme, chips and remaining butter.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; cool to 110°. Beat on medium speed
  • until smooth, about 5-7 minutes. Spread frosting between layers and
  • over the top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 935 calories, 40 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 139 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.