Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


18 servings


1 package dark chocolate cake mix (regular size)1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix1 cup water4 large eggs, room temperature1/2 cup canola oilFILLING:1/3 cup all-purpose flour1 cup evaporated milk1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup shortening1-1/4 cups sugar4 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350. Line two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centers come out clean, 12-15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto wire racks to cool completely. Gently peel off waxed paper. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and cool to room temperature. In the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add milk mixture; beat on high until fluffy, 10-15 minutes. Place one cake on a large cutting board; spread top with frosting. Top with remaining cake. Cut into squares. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 360 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.