the best chocolate cake, ever — really

For the hubs birthday I decided to bake him a chocolate cake from a recipe I found over at Emily’s blog a hundred years ago.  She had made the claim that it was the best, and boy she wasn’t kidding.  I was a bit nervous about screwing it up, so I enlisted the assistance of my sister and sister-in-law.  I’m glad I did because there were several steps — including a delicate pouring of hot coffee into the batter.  I loved just how rich, but not overly sweet this cake is.  And moist!  We made the cake before heading out for dinner, it had sufficient time to cool, but when we came home there was a slight bit of condensation inside the cake lid.  And it was even better the next morning for breakfast.

For those people who aren’t coffee drinkers (like myself), you can’t really taste the coffee.  Rather, it just accentuates the other flavors.  However, the recipe even says that you can replace the coffee with a nice stout if you prefer.  The cake has made it to the top of my favorites list and will be around this family for years to come!

Get the full recipe here.  {Thanks Emily!}

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