When I want to bake but I’m not quite sure what to make I usually tend to make something that I’m craving. Today – chocolate cake. I am IN LOVE with my chocolate cake recipe. It’s decadent, rich – but light and moist. All things I love in a great cake!
I am pairing my favorite chocolate cake with a creamy whipped dark chocolate buttercream. It’s a very simple recipe, but it’s so stinkin’ delicious that I’m pretty certain I may consume half the cake myself!
Mostly though, I love this cake because of the memories it brings me. Growing up, I would request a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting every year for my birthday. My mom, without fail, would make it for me… from scratch and with love every time. Our birthdays were only 2 days apart, so we always shared a birthday cake. I don’t know if she loved this cake as much as I did, because she never asked for anything different… or maybe she was just being a good mom and letting me have what I wanted. Either way… nothing could ever beat her chocolate cake. Not even this recipe.
My mom passed away a few years ago… but, every time I make a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting I am reminded of her and how we shared this cake on our birthdays.