As mentioned in my previous post, I've been busy baking for my hubby's birthday this week. I asked Mr. B what he wanted kind of cake he wanted for his birthday. He simply responded "I want THAT chocolate cake". Okay, I have many different cakes in my baking arsenal, but I knew exactly what he was referring to. A few years back, I found the recipe for THAT chocolate cake aka double chocolate layer cake on epicurious.com. When I first tried this recipe, I had concerns as I'm not that crazy about cake recipes that use oil as its fat source (really much prefer using butter for its flavor). With the intense flavors of chocolate, cocoa powder and coffee, the flavor of the cake is intensely chocolatey, and you don't miss the butter at all. The cake is extremely moist, but it doesn't have the tight crumb that you get from butter based recipes. The accompanying ganache recipe is fine to use, but I do like varying the frosting for this cake. My only adjustment to the original recipe is using bittersweet chocolate in place of the semi-sweet for the cake and frosting.
Clearly, Mr. B is in good company as this is the site's most popular cake recipe and has received rave reviews...over a 1,100+ reviews for this single recipe, which is insane! You will now have to excuse me, as I'm going to pour my self a tall glass of milk and enjoy a slice of this cake! :)