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This is an elegant and rich-tasting cake, but it is actually simple to prepare. Delicate curls of semisweet chocolate dress up the whipped cream.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2003
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Cook's Notes

Dusting the pan with cocoa powder (rather than flour) keeps the cake dark on the outside. To make chocolate shavings, scrape along the edge of a bar of chocolate with a vegetable peeler.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • _Me_
    7 OCT, 2013
    d best cake i ever made in 6 years :D
  • shreem8
    4 OCT, 2013
    The cake tastes very good :) Looks like delicious :)
  • MS10109820
    25 JUN, 2013
    The cake tastes very good but if youre ingredients are good then your cake will taste good too. I prefer lighter cakes and this one was too dense to satisfy me. This will not be my "go to" recipe for chocolate cake. Any recommendations for a good chocolate cake recipe from this website itself?
  • Cindy M
    19 MAR, 2013
    I made this cake over the weekend and it was so good that I didn't need to make the ganache. I did make some whipped cream to go with it but the cake really stands on its own. This will definitely be my go to recipe for chocolate cake from now on.
  • bethmclaughlin
    27 AUG, 2010
    Perfect, made it last night and it's a HUGE hit in our home. Thanks "Everyday Food", you make me look like a professional kitchenista.
  • Croco
    10 AUG, 2010
    Very nice and easy to make. Definitely better served still a bit warm.
  • yosra
    19 JUL, 2010
    sssssssoooooooo good :)
  • LucyHdz
    28 JUN, 2010
    so easy and so delicouse
  • sylsyl
    30 APR, 2010
    One word. FANTASTIC! This is the best cake I've ever tasted. It's a slice of heaven. Watching the video made this much easier. Martha, add more video's. Will be making this cake only on special occasions, It's that special.
  • MS11054074
    28 APR, 2010
    Does this cake need to be refrigerated? I really want to make it, but am not sure how to store it. Please help.

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