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chocolate cake recipes?

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Thread Starter 
Well, it doesn't have to be chocolate but I want to make our good friends a semi-decadent birthday cake (three are celebrating birthdays this month). I am not an experienced baker (I have only made carrot cake). Can anyone pass on a yummy recipe that would work for a novice baker. I find cake baking very intimidating Thanks!
post #2 of 7
any specific dietery requirements?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
nope. It is for 2 kids and their mom. thanks
post #4 of 7

my favorite

I am not veggie but this is still my favorite chocolate cake.
crazy chocolate cake

with chocolate buttercream frosting
my DH's fav frosting

if you need help with pan size bake time check here
pans

bake times
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanks very much, princess buttercup! It looks like I will need to make 2 so one stays here!
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That cake recipe is similar to one I use. The only differences are that I use fructose instead of sugar, whole wheat flour (not noticeable with the cocoa) and applesauce instead of oil. Substituting the applesauce for the oil makes it virtually fat-free and just as moist if not moister. It's super yummy. Enjoy.
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Can I recommend a book? Or two? Have you ever seen "The Cake Mix Doctor" or "Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor"? A friend of mine used the chocolate one to make me a cake for my last birthday, and I don't think I've ever had a better German chocolate cake! The recipes are simple and easy to follow, and if you're like me, that's a big deal. An added plus is that the cake tastes like you've spent forever in the kitchen baking this wonderful cake.
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