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Chocolate Cake

I have never been a fan of cake mix cakes. Yes, I like to doctor up a cake mix every once in awhile, like in my cake mix cookies, but eating it as just cake, is not for me.

I actually don’t think they have ever been a fan of cake mix cakes. However, give me a piece of a homemade chocolate cake and I am very happy.

As much as I love homemade chocolate cake though, I don’t always have a lot of time to make one. So, when I make a homemade cake, I usually prefer it to be just a simple and basic cake. This recipe today is exactly that. A simple, yet basic chocolate cake.

I recently needed a dessert to take to a church dinner, so I looked through my cookbooks to see if I could find something that looked good. I ending up making and taking this cake. I did not come home with any leftovers. From what everyone said it was very good.

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it adapted very well into a gluten free cake. So, I can now make both a gluten filled and a gluten free version. I love being able to do this because then everyone in my family feels like they are eating the same thing.

This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.

This post linked to Ultimate Recipe Swap and Foodie Friday.

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  1. That looks fantastic! And the ganache looks like it went perfectly with it! YUM!
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..You Are Always On My Mind… =-.

  2. That looks so good! I have never made a cake without using a box mix,but I think I am gonna give this one a try!

  3. FoodontheTable says:

    I’m in love.
    .-= FoodontheTable´s last blog ..Meal Planning for Busy Spring Schedules =-.

  4. I’m with you sister… no cake mixes for me!!

    .-= ButterYum´s last blog ..Quick Lemon Mousse =-.

  5. Lynn, I found your blog on Foodie Friday… I need to get back and do some posting over there… But I am looking at your blog. You have a wonderful blog, So easy to read and follow. Extremely well done… I thought my blog looked good, but yours is great… I have this chocolate addiction, and I saw your chocolate cake, and I had to come over and take a look. Very well done. When you have time, come on over and take a look at mine…

    Take care, (and may you be blessed with many hits)
    Michael Long
    .-= Michael´s last blog ..Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Cookies or a French Sable cookie =-.

  6. Okay, I’m making a birthday cake for my son and was planning to make a layered chocolate cake. This recipe looks scrumptious but, I’ve got a problem – it’s only one layer. Ever tried doubling it and making two layers?

  7. I made your cake for my son’s 3rd birthday and this was what one of the mom’s posted about her daughter’s reaction to it on Facebook: “Thanks for a fun morning! The first thing she told marc about the party was that there was ‘chocolate chocolate chocolate cake and she love love love LOVED it’!” Just thought I’d share. I really love your recipes. We made this one with your chocolate frosting too.

  8. I am about to bake this for my birthday cake! Reasons for baking my own cake: My husband is a disaster in the kichen. Son has severe peanut allergy and can’t eat a store bought cake. I look at this as a blessing because I can make just the kind of cake that I want!! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

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