By: EatingWell User
Best Chocolate Cake!
I believe this has been said many times before, all over the internet (just Google the name of this cake) but this is an amazing chocolate cake! I am a true chocoholic, never met a dessert I'd deem too rich and I tested this cake against 12 other recipes for an upcoming birthday cake and it was the clear winner. It's sweet, but not too sweet, very chocolaty tasting, super moist and keeps a soft yet still slightly fudgy crumb and texture. Against the 12 other recipes I tried, it had the richest chocolate flavor without an overpowering sweetness. You cannot taste the coffee at all and I'd recommend making it super strong-I brewed it nearly black in my 2nd round with this cake and it enhanced the chocolate in a big, big way and I didn't taste coffee at all. I actually made this into a layer cake, split between 4, 9" round cake pans (I doubled the recipe). The cake is fairly soft so I worried it might not hold up well with layers, but it did fantastic (admittedly the fridge was my friend while compiling the layers), had no breakage or splitting and held the layers of butter cream perfectly. I highly, highly recommend this cake-it tastes amazing and puts regular cocoa/butter chocolate cakes to shame!
Pros: Easy to make, moist, rich taste, can be made in multiple forms