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Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

Every birthday my husband requests a devil's food layer cake.  For years I used the DH or BC box mixes, which he loves.

 

I prefer baking from scratch, but I've yet to find a recipe that is chocolately rich and moist but still fluffy.

 

If you have a favorite dark chocolate cake recipe to share, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you.

~ house cat ~
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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

I always use the recipe on the Hershey coco can. It's easy, always gets raves! I make the chocolate frosting recipe that goes along with it. They can both be found on the back of the can. They are called "perfecty chocolate " and they are.

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

I find the one on the can of hershey cocca the best. The icing is good also.

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

@reggiesmommy.  We must have posted at the same time.  It is the best.

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

My hubby is a chocolate lover too, and I was also going to suggest the recipe on the Hershey's can.

 

https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/en_US/recipes/184/hersheys-perfectly-chocolate-chocolate-cake.html

 

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

@wildcat fanthat cake looks real good and not diiicult.

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

BOY DO I FEEL STUPID!

 

I've had that can in my pantry for 40 years... well, not the same can, but you know what I mean.  Why have I never noticed that?  Omg.

 

Thanks for the slap upside the head...

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

I just discovered the Hershey's recipe myself not too long ago.  One thing I just noticed when I copied the recipe link was a reviewer's suggestion to add chocolate chips to the bottom layer while it's still hot before frosting.  I'm going to try that next time because for my DH the more chocolate the better.  

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

I have to add my recommendation to the Hershey's recipe with the small change of using hot coffee for the boiling water.  It doesn't add coffee flavor, but makes the chocolate taste more chocolate-ty.

After many years of trying all sorts of fancy recipes for the supposedly 'best' chocolate cake, I tasted the Hershey's cake made by my cousin at a family birthday. I was as suprised as you, House Cat. It had absolutely the best flavor and texture of any I'd struggled with, including ones from 'The Cake Bible' - my favorite cake cook book.  It's now the one I use most.  DH loves it.

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Re: Forever in search of the perfect chocolate cake batter recipe.

@Sammijo

 

That's a great suggestion. I often use coffee or instant espresso in my chocolate recipes.  I can't wait to try this recipe.

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