Fourteen Layer Cake




  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening (I use Crisco)
  • 4 eggs (large)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. Baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups sweet milk
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tbsp. butter flavoring


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 lg. can evaporated milk



    1. Sift flour and baking powder and set aside. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. add eggs one at a time, beat well. Add flour alternately with milk. Beat until well blended. Stir in flavoring.

    2. I use aluminum pie pans to cook the layers. You may use any 9 inch pie pan. Use shortening to grease pans and sprinkle with flour, I spray each well with Pam). Be sure to wash pans after each layer to prevent a build up in pans.

    3. Spread 1/2 cup of batter in pans and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven until lightly brown. Invert layers on a wire rack or a clean towel until cool. Frost with either Chocolate Frosting or peanut butter cake frosting.


    1. In a 4 quart saucepan, Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and evaporated milk.

    2. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring
    constantly while cooking.

    3. Remove from heat and add 1 tbsp. vanilla, 1 tbsp. butter flavoring.
    Icing will be thin. Spread generously between layers and on top and sides of cake.
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