I made such a mess of this recipe and it still came out incredible. First, I only have 2 9" pans so I used those, plus one 8" pan, planning to frost that 8" as a little cake separately and to make a 2 layer cake with the two 9" layers. I put all the pans on one rack, even though I know my oven is hotter in the back but, I planned on turning them around during cooking so they'd bake evenly... and then I forgot. The two 9" layers were burnt and lopsided on one side. The 8" was perfect. I cut the two 9" layers in half and put the 2 good halves together and shaved the tops off to make it flat. Then I made the frosting but, I sat down to check email after making the frosting and before frosting the cake (now an 8" layer on top of pieced together 9" layer) and on the shaved top part, it was just a mess trying to spread the frosting that had gotten so thick while sitting so I ended up opening a can of cherry pastry filling and spread that between the 2 layers. I did manage to get the frosting, that was thickening by the moment due to the real chocolate, to cover the whole outside of the cake but it looked awful. I realized I had quite a bit of frosting left in the bowl and it had turned pretty solid soooooo, I scraped it out of the mixing bowl and into a large glass measuring cup and microwaved it until it was liquid again. Then I poured it over the cake and it was PERFECT. I call it my Lava Cake. It got rave reviews and I thought it was great too. Thank you, Sandy!
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I made such a mess of this recipe and it still came out incredible. First, I only have 2 9"...