I'd never mastered a chocolate cake & frosting until I found this recipe! Per other reviewers, the only changes I made was to use 1 cup hot coffee in place of the boiling water, I used cocoa to 'flour' the greased pans, & personally, two layers is fine for me, so I didn't attempt to split my cakes horizontally; everything else I followed exact! My cakes didn't overflow & I didn't have trouble removing from the pans (I made sure to grease them well). I thought it was a lot of cocoa & powdered sugar for the frosting, but I gave it a go anyway and WHOA! is it good! Not too sweet or gritty as long as you follow instructions to alternate the dry & wet ingredients. As others have noted, this cake tastes better the 2nd day - even better the 3rd day, if it lasts that long! I made it Tuesday for a birthday party on Wednesday, and was getting requests from family by Sunday to 'please make it again' - and since they said please. . . ;) Both times it's turned out AWESOME ! Definitely my go-to chocolate cake recipe from now on.
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I'd never mastered a chocolate cake & frosting until I found this recipe! Per other reviewers,...