Video: How To Make The Best Chocolate Cake

Because sometimes you want to eat a big chocolate cake

When Emily Luchetti visited our Test Kitchen, she told us, "You can have your molten lava cake; you can have your chocolate soufflé. Just give me a classic, really, really delicious; moist; loaded-with-frosting chocolate layer cake, and that's all I need."

To describe this cake as decadent might be an understatement. It stands tall on a cake stand and is perfectly rich, insanely moist and smothered in a bittersweet chocolate frosting that's been fortified with cream and thickened with butter.

Julia Child once said, "A party without a cake is just a meeting." If there was ever a cake to bring to a party, it's this.

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