This is the absolute best, most perfect chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted. I don’t know about you, but most cakes I’ve eaten are dry, and wouldn’t have tasted very good without whatever frosting was on them. Even with boxed cake mixes…I think you just have to be really careful not to overcook them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to a party and the cake was dry (I would never say anything, of course…and I still eat it). It’s pretty hard not to make a cake dry if it doesn’t use lots of butter, and you need to be sure not to over cook it. However, this amazingly fantastic chocolate cake is not dry at all. It’s very moist, but also fluffy. It’s perfect. The coffee in the cake really brings out the chocolate flavor. And it’s so easy to throw together! The frosting is the best chocolate frosting I’ve ever had also. It’s so rich and smooth and delicious…I could eat it plain with a spoon. I made this for my dad’s birthday last year and he wants it every year now. à I wish it was his birthday every day.
Yield: about 24 servings (2 9-inch round pans)
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