How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix evaporated milk and enough whole milk to make 2 3/4 cups. Place cake mixes, butter, eggs, vanilla and half of the milk mixture in a large mixing bowl. Stir very slowly to blend. Mix on low speed for approximately 5 minutes.
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  • Add the rest of the milk mixture and blend on medium-high speed for 10 minutes or until the batter has a smooth cake consistency. (In 10 minutes, batter will form ribbons). Spray ten 9-inch cake pans. Spread 1 cup of cake batter into each of the pans evenly. Bake 10 minutes (will slightly brown and pull away from sides of pan). Repeat this until you have 10 layers.
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  • To make the icing:
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  • Melt the butter. Stir in evaporated milk (off heat). Whisk in cocoa until smooth, return to heat and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Do not boil or scorch.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar slowly. Return icing to low heat and cook slowly, stirring often, until icing has thickened and will stick to back of spoon or whisk (it will form a ribbon when you drizzle a spoonful onto mixture while cooking). This will take at least 45 minutes to an hour.
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  • To assemble the cake, spread 1 slightly cooled layer with cooled frosting. Add next layer and repeat the process until the 10th layer. Finish by frosting cake top and sides.
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  • danerin2 14 years ago
    This sure is impressive! Thanks for the recipe,
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    henrie ate it and said...
    This is a wonderful cake, I've been making it for years now. You got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    OK... That's it!! The best JM. I really can't find enough words.Easy,delicious and great looking as well.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Whoa! This would be a labour of love. Reminds me of an Indonesian dessert I love. Thanks for sharing.
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  • jett2whit 14 years ago
    beautiful photo and I'm sure it tastes yummy too!
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  • romagourmet 14 years ago
    wow, your cake is a "certosine" sweet :)
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    WOW .......Joymarie ,
    i hope i am on the guest list for tea !!!!!!
    i need to get my"MAGIC CARPET" ready,because i am drooling all over my computer....:}
    have a blessed day
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