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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 Milky Way candy bar (2.05 ounces each)
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups 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 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 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 in 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 935 calories, 40g fat (21g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 139g carbohydrate (110g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Jun 16, 2012

    I left out the nuts in the cake and on top. I also used the snack size milky way bars. By itself, the cake doesn't do much for me, but paired together with the frosting I think this is a good cake. The frosting is very rich...like fudge. My brother-in-law said it needed it's own tax bracket because it was so rich. It cuts very nicely.

  • skclark
    Dec 14, 2009

    Did not like this cake at all. It is very expensive to make and is not good.