This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe. The secret? A cup of coffee! Makes the cake super moist and delicious. Buttermilk also helps, yum, so needless to say, this recipe isn't for the super health-conscious. Then again, you're eating chocolate cake, so who cares!
The Barefoot Contessa's recipe will give you two wonderful tiers of chocolatey goodness with some delicious chocolatey frosting. Just an FYI, 1 tablespoon of instant espresso powder in the frosting was way too much (for me at least). But if you love coffee, bring it. Also, I used 9-inch pans because most of the reviews said 8-inch pans were way too small. Regardless of any tweaks you make, this scrumptious cake will instantly become a surefire hit with the whole family.