I have a new favorite chocolate cake. I’ve made it three times already and each time that’s barely a crumb left on the plate. There’s something in the chemical make up of chocolate cake that makes it easy to over bake and dry out. This cake, however, is the moistest chocolate cake I’ve ever sunk my teeth into. I am in love.
This was actually a cupcake recipe that I found on Chellie’s blog, Art from My Table. I made a few minor changes, like increasing the vanilla and swapping out sour cream for the yogurt to accommodate what I had on hand. Other than that the recipe is the same, but I did convert it to bake as a cake rather than cupcakes.
I also used a favorite ganache recipe where Chellie used melted bittersweet chocolate. I’m sure either would be great. :)
This cake is incredibly moist and quite rich. It’s not for the faint hearted as Chellie says, that’s for sure. If dark chocolate is not in your list of favorites, you’ll probably only like this cake instead of wanting to marry it like I do. Out of the six of us, only one family member turned their nose up (non a dark chocolate fan). So I consider that a winner any day of the week.