78 Reviews

Talk about CHOCOLATE HEAVEN!!!!!
Made this for my daughter's bday. It was an AMAZING hit! We haven't tried the caramel frosting yet. We had a chocolate mousse center and a chocolate ganache on top. Definitely a keeper. In fact, I'm about to make it again. I love bdays, so I can justify making something so sinfully divine.

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mbmom February 14, 2011

If you need to make a chocolate cake and you're all out of cocoa, this is the one to pick! The only variation I made to the cake was to use butter-flavored shortening rather than butter. The cake was chocolately and moist, definitely a keeper. Thanks Roosie :)

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puppitypup October 28, 2010

I don't know what "andthebrave" is talking about. They must not know how to follow a recipe. But this recipe was delicious!! I think its the best chocolate I have came across yet. Thanks so much for sharing.

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One With Tao March 30, 2010

No joke, this recipe landed me a boyfriend!<br/><br/>It's so rich and moist and fudgey, it truly is THE best chocolate cake ever.

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humanatees November 20, 2014

Loved it Roosie, Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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gmparker November 29, 2014

This is so moist. I made this for DS's birthday cake and we loved it. I frosted with the caramel frosting and about licked the pan clean!!!! So good. Thank you for this great cake recipe. Delicious.

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mommyoffour June 11, 2013

Amazing. A cake that lives up to its name! So rich and moist, but not terribly sweet -- perfection!

Very tasty with the icing recipe provided or with ganache.

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L00k January 09, 2011

I've made alot of chocolate cakes and although this one was good it wasn't great to us. It had a dense texture which made icing it very easy but it wasn't the best tasting cake that we have ever made. We love fluffy, soft chocolate cakes and this one was a significant diversion. I would recommend trying it however because I think with carmel glaze it's good, but it's not well suited, IMO, for a traditional iced cake.

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Petite Mommy April 14, 2010

Well, it cooked evenly, the icing was pretty good and the finished article looked ok but this was probably the most revolting thing that any of us have had the misfortune to attempty to eat since my wife's failed attempt to make scallop mousse. It is fairly safe to say, after one taste of this, that sour cream should not accompany chocolate in the same mixture. Ever. To see if the grown ups taste was not accommodating enough we gave some to our youngest daughter who eats absolutely everything. Except this.

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andythebrave March 14, 2010

this was delicious and turned out very well-no crumbling.I made it for my sons 11th birthday.When we sliced into it it cut very cleanly.Also had a lovely delicate chocolate taste.I was not looking for a dark chocolate cake but this turned out moist-yet slightly lighter in taste. I will make this again.All the children enjoyed it.Mt 2 year old was so excited about it he was squealing!!Thankyou!!!!

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cardamomstars November 04, 2009
The Best Chocolate Cake (Really!)