Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Best Chocolate Cake EVER

Elise's first fondant experience--not bad!

Max's cake for Papa and Grandma.

Shirtless wonder makes a cake!

Everyone has a few "specialty" recipes, and this is one of mine. It is frequently requested for potlucks and birthdays, and it really is the best chocolate cake I've ever had.

The best part is that it's all done in one bowl--dump everything in, stir it up, and pour it into the pans.

I prefer ganache to the cocoa frosting. Ganache sounds fancy but it's just cream and chocolate melted together. Make it a little thick to frost in between the layers, and thin it with a little more cream to pour over the top and sides of the cake. Super professional looking, and super decadent.

I think this kid's got a future in cake decorating!

This time I made it in small pot pie pans, so the kids (who have been watching way too much Cake Boss) could try using fondant.

If Oliver Twist gave you a cake, this is what he'd look like.


  1. Great project and photos! My favorite cake recipe is a chocolate mayonaise (spelling??) cake, which sounds really gross but the mayo makes it super moist. You can't really beat a good chocolate cake.

  2. I love this idea! How cute would that be for a gift? Not too big that it would go bad, just perfect for one or two people. You can even freeze the other cakes for another time.

    Adorable kids!

  3. Oh, I think you SHOULD share the recipe for your cake :)) As far as fondant is concerned I have been wanting to try it out and still haven't! I am just scared I wouldn't get it right... Anyway, I see wonderful creations and congratulate the young chefs!

  4. Yes, definitely! The recipe is a link of the words, "this recipe" near the top of the post. Hope you try it, it's great! And I've heard lots about mayonnaise cake but never tried it, and yes Sher, they would make great gifts for sure!