This cake is everything a chocolate cake should be: fudgy, moist, intensely chocolaty. When assembled into layers with chocolate ganache slathered in between, as the original recipe instructs, this cake becomes the perfect birthday finale for any chocolate lover. As a half recipe topped with black velvet icing, as pictured here, this cake becomes an elegant dessert, a perfect treat to whip up if you find yourself hurricane housebound or to snack on with your morning coffee.
Honest-to-goodness, this doctored up cake mix cake is BY FAR better than any from-scratch chocolate cake I've ever eaten. It's fudgy and moist (it seriously doesn't dry out!). Your friends will be clamoring for this recipe!