Top Five Chocolate Cakes

It was very difficult to pick just five, but these are my favorite chocolate cakes (at least for now).

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Mom’s Chocolate Cake

by on November 28, 2010 · 14 comments

Chocolate Cake

My mom’s birthday always falls near Thanksgiving which means our feast includes birthday cake. This year, because the recipe caught my eye and because I was baking a cake for my mother, I chose to make Mom’s Chocolate Cake from the current issue of Food & Wine. It’s by Marcia Kiesel who got it from her friend Joyce Cole. Joyce Cole got it from her mot


Published on November 28, 2010
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Sour Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

by on June 19, 2010 · 17 comments

Sour Cream Chocolate Layer Cake

In a few months we’ll be in a new house on a new street. We’re in transition, and one beneficiary of the change is my stand mixer. Until recently he lived a sad life at the bottom of the pantry and played second fiddle to the less bulky hand-held mixer.  And I wasn’t always nice to […]


Published on June 19, 2010
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Texas Sheet Cake

by on May 10, 2010 · 11 comments

Texas Sheet Cake

This Texas Sheet Cake is shiny, sets up like fudge but is soft on the bottom and flaky on the top, and can be made with or without nuts. As for the cake, it’s usually made in 15×10 inch pan, always calls for either buttermilk or sour cream, and can be made with or without cinnamon. Lady Bird Johnson’s Mexican Chocolate Cake, which some claim to be the original Texas Sheet Cake, is made with cinnamon.


Published on May 10, 2010
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A Really Good Chocolate Bundt Cake

by on August 10, 2009 · 33 comments


The September issue of Food & Wine arrived Saturday, and flipping through the pages I found a Cookie Madness must-try recipe, another chocolate bundt cake made with red wine. It was credited to Anne Willan and very similar to one I made a few months ago – same concept, but different execution with fewer eggs, less […]


Published on August 10, 2009
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Cocoa Buttermilk Cake

by on May 22, 2008 · 50 comments

Chocolate Cake

UPDATE:  This was my post today, but if you are looking for good chocolate cakes, check the comment section.  If you have on to add, feel free to paste it. I think I’m a pretty competent baker, but when friends ask me to bake them a special cake, I get flustered. What’s their favorite? What […]


Published on May 22, 2008