There are SO many bleeding recipes out there to choose from, lol. I've only touched the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg in finding one that I like, but more importantly that I get great feedback from.
Anyway, my twin sister said her fiance wants chocolate cake (she wants carrot cake, I have that covered already), anyway, I get to meet him for the first time next weekend when they come out this way to visit. And I want to do an informal tasting of cake/icing/filling. Just wondering if any of you fantastically gifted and wonderful wedding decorators have a most requested dare I say foodgasmic chocolate cake recipe that you use for your wedding orders? This is the one and only tasting/sampling that I can subject them to, as they live on the other side of the country, and I wont see them again until the week before the wedding when I fly out there. So I need a real winner (or two) to offer them to choose from next weekend.
Thank you so much in advance for your expertise in this matter
I'm so anxious that she asked me to do their wedding cake, this is a huge deal for some inexperienced schmuck like me lol(and she said 'anything will be fine' along with 'it will be a small wedding, probably 80-100 close friends. WHAT??? LOL)
ADDENDUM: As I'm sitting here perusing recipes, it occurred to me I should have mentioned I am ONLY looking for SCRATCH recipes- respecting a lot of you use (doctored) mixes. But I only do scratch cakes. THX
the double chocolate cake from epicurous is really good and really popular.
Honestly, my most favorite chocolate cake recipe is the chocolate version of the WASC. I will usually add a little espresso coffee or some cinnamon to enhance the chocolate flavor. It's really rich (without being TOO rich) with a great chocolate flavor. You can add some chocolate chips in it, too, for the choco-holic!
I threw an addendum up there in my original post- it occurred to me I should have mentioned I only do SCRATCH cakes-no disrespect to anyone who uses (doctored) cake mixes. So SCRATCH recipes only please THX
I just made the chocolate stout cake last weekend (also on epicurious.com) and it's just amazingly delicious!!! Very similar to the double chocolate cake, but you use 2 cups of stout in it. I read a post about it last week and decided to try it. There was someone who mentioned using Young's Luxury Double Chocolate stout and boy was that a good suggestion. It's a bit creamier and has a mocha flavor unlike Guinness. I had to go to the next state (a couple of miles, lol!) to get it though! Worth the trip!
I'll be using this for a groom's cake for my cousin's wedding in June! He'll love it!