|I have to admit, this is one of my all-time|
favorite cakes (even though
it's referred to as a pie ;)...
Posted by Sandra
Overall time: 45 minutes
-1 pkg. yellow cake mix, prepared and baked into two round layers
-1 large pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
--+ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract added while mixing
-1 (1 oz.) sq. unsweetened chocolate
-1 tbsp. butter
-1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-3 to 4 teaspoons hot tap water
Prepare cake pans and mix, according to directions. Cool cake layers.
Prepare pudding mix, according to directions; plus add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract while mixing. Let stand 10 minutes.
Using a serrated knife, cut each of the two cake layers evenly in half horizontally, and lightly brush crumbs away with a pastry brush. Assembly layers as follows:
- Lay first cake layer on platter, bottom side up, and spread with pudding;
- Top with second layer of cake, bottom side down, and spread with pudding;
- Top with third layer, bottom side down, and top with pudding; and
- Top with fourth layer, top side up.
In a small saucepan, stir chocolate and butter over low heat until melted. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Blend in enough hot water so chocolate mixture will pour easily over cake (see photo for consistency). Spread chocolate mixture over top cake layer (again, as in photo).
Let prepared cake stand until chocolate sets, about 1 hour, and serve. ~ Enjoy!