I was very disappointed in this recipe. I love baking, and do it fairly often. The cake turned out dry and crumbly. The frosting recipe certainly did not produce the volume necessary to frost the cake as generously as the photo shows. I sent my husband to the store a second time so I could make a second recipe to finish the outside, and again I barely had enough. I made this cake as a beautiful dessert for Valentine's Day, but after the first cut, I'm not even looking forward to another piece. Now I'm trying to decide what to do with the rest!
I absolutely loved the entire process of making this cake. With Covid 19 still around it was fun to try something new that I knew would take some time to complete. The frosting is fabulous and I would suggest making a bit more then recommended in the recipe just because it makes the cake and without it is just a plain chocolate cake in my book. The presentation almost looked as good as the picture. Highly recommend this recipe!!