Chocolate cakes have never been a strong suit of mine, I've thrown away far too many botched batches. Yes, I am a bit ashamed to admit this but it's true. After trying a few recipes I finally realized that I should be looking to the master of utterly flawless recipes, The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. I followed her instructions for: Beatty's Chocolate Cake and was delighted that I ended up with a intense chocolate flavored cake enhanced with fresh brewed coffee. This particular layer cake was served at my friend Jonas' 8th birthday!
Jonas got multiple birthday wishes this year...because the candles on his cake were the magic re-light variety. He also got a face full of cake soon after this photo was taken!
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