I bake A LOT and I followed this recipe exactly, but I will not make this cake again. I'm unsure why it has gotten such good reviews. Perhaps people have never had a really good piece of chocolate cake before. I'll give it 2 stars because it didn't taste "bad", but I think there are things wrong with the recipes for both the cake and the frosting. The cake definitely needed more cocoa powder. Also, the texture was strange when it had finished baking. Part of the problem may lie with the method in which it is mixed and it that it is a fairly runny batter. By itself, I didn't care for the cake at all. The fudge topping has a good flavor, but unless you like to crunch on granules of sugar, it should be cooked differently. The sugar needs a chance to dissolve. Fudge should be smooth, not crystallized. I think the problem may be that it needs more liquid, perhaps some corn syrup. I am going to look for another chocolate cake recipe. In all seriousness, the ones out of the box are better. Sorry, but this one is definitely not worth the time.
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I bake A LOT and I followed this recipe exactly, but I will not make this cake again. I'm...