I followed the cake recipe to a T. Even after greasing the pans my cakes stuck horribly. One layer completely fell apart so I took another reviewers advice and froze the other two layers for about an hour. Then I dunked the bottoms of the pans in hot water for about 20 seconds and they released from the pans just fine. I accidentally lost my grip on one of the pans and my cake layer ended up with a water bath, but that was my fault. I'd still say this is probably my worst caking experience to date - the cakes were very crumbly, more so than your average chocolate cake. Very tasty and moist, but the moisture was almost to it's detriment. Also took the advice of other reviewers and toasted the coconut and pecans and doubled the recipe, which was a blessing because I had enough to cover the boo-boos. The frosting tasted amazing! All in all, I think the recipe is a keeper. Time consuming, but in the end worth it. I would suggest perhaps omitting the water when melting the chocolate. This cake is moist enough without the extra water.
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I followed the cake recipe to a T. Even after greasing the pans my cakes stuck horribly. One...