You are here: Home » Recipes » Chocolate Cake Chocolate Cake Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 12 servings This impressive cake is great to serve your guests. PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:1/2 cup (1 stick) butter2 ounces unsweetened chocolate1 cup water1 cup granulated sugar1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup chocolate syrup1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract3 -- extra-large eggs1 cup quick cooking oats1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon saltFilling:1/2 cup (1 stick) butter1/4 cup whipping cream1 cup packed brown sugar3/4 cup chopped pecans1 -- (16-ounce) jar hot fudge topping2 cups heavy whipping cream5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions To prepare the cake. Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove to a large mixing bowl and let cool slightly. Add the water, granulated sugar, brown sugar, chocolate syrup, vanilla, eggs and oats and beat well. Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt. Pour into three greased 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. To prepare the filling. Combine the butter, 1/4 cup cream, the brown sugar and pecans in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, sirring constantly. Pour evenly over the hot cakes in the pans. Place under the broiler until bubbly, watching carefully so that it doesn't burn. Remove to a wire rack and let cool. Remove the cakes carefully from the pans. Warm the hot fudge topping in the microwave or over a bowl of hot water until of a spreading consistency. Spread equally over the top of the cake layers. Beat 2 cups cream, the confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread with one-third of the whipped cream. Top with the next cake layer and spread with one-third of the whipped cream. Top with the remaining cake layer and spread with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate curls and serve. Recipe reprinted with permission from Heritage Hall’s To Learn, to Lead…To Serve(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2008).