I've been on the search for the perfect chocolate cake. Though I love chocolate in just about all forms, chocolate cake isn't usually my thing. It isn't ever chocolate-y enough. I am always willing to try a new recipe, however, hoping to close in on that ever-elusive perfection that I hope is out there.
I made 1/3 of the recipe, thanks to Nancy's meticulous math, and it fit nicely into one cup of my new mini bundt pan.
I read reports of a lack of chocolate flavor in this cake as written - milk chocolate, that is - so I went darker.
I topped my little cake with a ganache instead of the glaze in the book, as there were also lots of people who had issues with it.
The flavor of the cake was good - it actually tasted like chocolate - though it was a little dry. I may have over-baked it, but dryness was also a common complaint among the other TWDers, so I don't know. Nancy added some yogurt to her batter to help combat the feared dryness. Perhaps with that in mind, I'll attempt this again. We'll see how that works.
The search is still on for the perfect chocolate cake.
Thanks to Kristin from I'm Right About Everything for hosting this week. You can find the recipe on her blog.