After reading all the reviews, I decided to make this cake because my family is crazy about chocolate cake. They do have a lesser sweet tooth and need to monitor their cholestorol. I doctored the recipe to: only 1 1/4 cup of sugar, 5/8 cup of cocoa powder instead of chocolate, and 1/2 cup vegetable oil instead of butter. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 Tbsp of instant coffee. Worrying the cake may be dry due to the reduction in sugar, I added 1.5 Tbp corn starch since I read pudding mix is basically corn starch and many recipes have pudding mix in them to add moistrue. I baked the cake in two 8" square pans, one metal and one glass for 25 minutes. The one in glass comes out super moist, and the metal one less so but still good. Actually my daughter prefers the less moist one. My family devoured the whole thing in 2 days. I have a feeling this would become a family tradition to bake this cake whenever someone has a craving for chocolaty dessert.
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After reading all the reviews, I decided to make this cake because my family is crazy about...