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This cake is so moist and delicious! It even looks lovely! I took it to work and got rave reviews. Even got asked for the recipe. I followed the directions exactly and it was easy to follow. My prep time was more like 45 minutes. Thanks for a great recipe, Jude.
I used 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda in the chocolate cake mixture. The soda reacted with the acid in the buttermilk which made the chocolate cake more moist and less dense, but next time, I might try even a little more powder and/or soda.
This cake was very moist and yummy! It took me a bit longer to pull together than the recipe says, but the results were worth it. I did add about 1/4 cup more pumpkin than the recipe called for and used 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice rather than the spices called for. It turned out great. A very rich, decedent dessert. Chocolate heaven!!
I was a bit disappointed with this one. It was really heavy. I expected a moist cake and it wasn't what I expected. I followed the recipe exactly, so I don't know what happened. The pumpkin part was ok, but the chocolate was really dry. Thank you for sharing anyway.