A while ago, it occurred to me that I had never made a chocolate cake.
How is that even possible?!
I’ve made Rootbeer Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate-Beet Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies and Triple Chocolate Brownies, but never a good old-fashioned chocolate cake!
So I set on a mission to find the perfect chocolate cake recipe!
And what a better time than for Valentines Day!
Let me tell you, there are SO many recipes out there it is mind boggling! Where to start?!
In my search I kept seeing a common theme with the recipes…many of them had coffee in the ingredients. I had always bypassed those recipes because I do not like coffee flavoured anything, except for a cup of coffee. I really, really do not like coffee in my desserts.
But I was curious why coffee was even in chocolate cake recipes…so I googled it.
Apparently, coffee does not add coffee flavour, but instead it boosts the flavour of the cocoa.
And it does. This cake has no coffee flavour at all. Just a really good, rich chocolate flavour.
This cake was so rich, so moist, so chocolatey and so easy to make.
Honestly, it really was no harder to make than opening a box of cake mix. Truly.
It’s a staple recipe…a go to!
Recipe from Food Network Magazine