Basic Chocolate Cake
Icing imperfections disappear when you sprinkle this double-chocolate cake with toasted coconut or ground nuts. Paper umbrellas are an effortless, sunny finish.
The cake layers can be wrapped well in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 days; trim tops just before assembling.
You can also use our Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to decorate this layer cake if you don't want to double up on the chocolate.