Wow - how fortunate that Carol decided to share her recipe. I'm not easy to please, so I took a chance and made the original recipe - NO adjustments. I highly recommend you do the same in this case. I followed the recipe exactly and it truly is heavenly. The flavor is the shining star of this recipe - spectacular. The other thing to love is it is somewhat dense AND very moist. I can see it would be great for layered cakes, specialty cakes, whatever. The batter is thick - don't freak out. It will be divine if you follow the recipe properly. I made it in a bunt pan, so naturally my cake required more bake time. Use a toothpick to test it before you take it out. I also recommend watching the video that allrecipes.com made for this recipe. I served mine with "chocolate ganache" (by INGRIDEVOGEL), strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. Update: I made this twice today (cupcakes then layer cake) and decided to add 1/2 cup of extra milk to see what other's reviews were talking about. The extra milk throws off the balance of flavor and texture in the wrong direction. If it's not broken, folks, don't fix it. Unless a boxed cake mix texture is what you are aiming for. Take my advice - follow the original in this case. You'll be in heaven.
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Wow - how fortunate that Carol decided to share her recipe. I'm not easy to please, so I took...