The Best Chocolate Cake is moist, rich, and decadent. It takes less than an hour to make and is truly the best chocolate cake you’ll ever eat.
As much as I hate to admit it, I don’t care for chocolate cake. Most of the chocolate cakes I’ve eaten are dry, tasteless, and crumbly. They always stick to my mouth and send me running for a glass water. My son, on the other hand, LOVES chocolate cake. He would eat it every day if he were able.
A couple months ago he asked me to make him a cake. Of course, I said I would. Then he told me he wanted a chocolate cake. I figured this would be an excellent opportunity to try a new recipe and maybe find something “tolerable.”
After much searching, I came across a recipe for a beautiful, moist chocolate cake. I was a bit skeptical, but what the heck? Why not give it a try? The worst that could happen would be that it turns out completely dry and tasteless like every other chocolate cake I’ve eaten.
After rummaging through my cabinets and dragging out all the necessary ingredients, I was ready to get started. I decided to substitute one ingredient, but otherwise, the recipe looked good. I carefully sifted the flour and cocoa powder, measured the sugar and salt, added the liquids and turned on my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
To my surprise, the cake batter was more of a liquid than a batter. It was easy enough to divide into two separate pans, but I was still skeptical. Surely this wasn’t going to bake properly. It only took about 10 minutes to make, so the whole process seemed way too easy. I popped both pans in the oven and waited nervously looked through the glass every few minutes to make sure the cakes were baking. I couldn’t believe it. Both cakes were baking just as they should.
When the timer went off at 35 minutes, I removed both pans and transferred the cakes to cooling racks. So far, so good! They looked like moist, chocolate cake. After the cakes had cooled completely, I topped with ganache, tried a piece, and was completely shocked. I finally found the best chocolate cake ever! 🙂 It is rich, moist, and decadent. This is my son’s new favorite, so I’m sure I’ll be making it frequently.
The recipe I used for this cake is not an original recipe. I found it on Hershey’s website and modified it slightly by using hot coffee in place of boiling water. To see this awesome recipe, please visit Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake Recipe.