best chocolate cake recipe for layering?

I need a very moist, deliciously chocolatey go to recipe for 3 9" pans for a chocolate layer cake. I know how I'm frosting it already. Urgent because I'm making it today for a birthday tonight!!

  • Posted by: KatyM
  • October 20, 2012


Karin_D October 20, 2012
Sounds delicious!
KatyM October 20, 2012
Thanks to all! After much research I actually decided on the famous Double Chocolate Layer Cake from an old Gourmet on Epicurious. Cakes look great, fingers crossed they'll taste great too! I'm doing blackberry buttercream filling and vanilla bean buttercream frosting
Karin_D October 20, 2012
How are you frosting it?
Karin_D October 20, 2012
Ruth Reichl's Last Minute Chocolate Cake is great and super easy!
WileyP October 20, 2012
Sad to say, I haven't yet used any of the great recipes for chocolate cake that are right here at Food52. I use a Cooks Illustrated recipe for chocolate layer cake that they published back in late 2005. Holler at me if you want to give it a try and don't have access to it.

Also, Ina Gartin has a wonderful mocha chocolate icebox cake, but that needs to be refrigerated overnight,
boulangere October 20, 2012
This one has always worked well for us, and comes with a looooooong story:
Merrill S. October 20, 2012
This is a delicious cake: You'd have to make a few modifications (and probably double the recipe) to get 3 9" cakes, but it would be worth it!
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