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This tasted pretty good, not chocolatey enough for us though. Very easy, I used a simple buttercream frosting on top and the cake and frosting complimented eachother really well. I definitely recommend buttercream for the top because it needs the extra sweetness. The cake doesn't taste bad, I guess my preference is just a sweeter more flavorful cake.
I made this for my mother's 75th birthday. I wanted to make German's Sweet Chocolate Cake like my grandmother used to do for her, but all the steps intimidated me. So, I used your recipe and the coconut-pecan icing from my grandmother's very fragile notebook/cookbook. The results were outstanding. thanks so much for making her birthday special! Kit