This is the first time I have made this recipe, and I love it. The generous tips shared by other users were essential to the recipe's success, including:
-- The cautions to pour (not spread) the frosting over the cake before it hardens from a liquid to a solid as it cools. After removing it from the stove, I beat it with a wooden spoon till the resistance told me it was about to turn fudgey, and
-- The advice to make 150-200% of the recipe for a layer cake. I would make a double batch for two layers. The recipe, as is, covered the top and sides of one 9-inch round layer.
Otherwise, I'd have awarded 5 stars.
One tip I would add is to be careful as the mixture heats up. Stir quickly and constantly, scraping the bottom of the pan. I had to bring down the flame a little at one point, so the mixture did not burn.
Another hint is to consider using strong, leftover coffee in place of the milk and to add a shake of cinnamon and a shake of salt, all tactics for adding depth to the chocolate flavor.
I have photos but don't see any way to submit them. If I figure it out, I'll post them.
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This is the first time I have made this recipe, and I love it. The generous tips shared by...