Ultra moist chocolate cake smothered in a fluffy fudge frosting. Whether you need to make a chocolate cake for a birthday party, or your boyfriend just dumped you over text, this is the most delicious and easiest chocolate cake ever!
I know it’s the new year and I shouldn’t be posting chocolate cake recipes while everyone is claiming to jumpstart a healthy new lifestyle, but my Dad’s birthday was on December 31st, so I had no choice but to make his birthday cake.
I’ve been using a very similar chocolate cake recipe for a few years now, but recently tweaked a few things to make it absolutely impossible to screw up, yet still just as moist and chocolatey!
This is honestly hands down the easiest chocolate cake to make. No mixer required, no lengthy steps, no melting chocolate or creaming together butter and sugar. All there really is to it, is to dump everything together, mix, and bake; yet it turns into the most moist, chocolatey rich cake you’ve ever had!
I even made the decorating super easy too. And in case you didn’t notice, I decided to leave out the number candles and opt for “Happy Birthday” candles instead, since I can never get anyone’s age right…
Example- my Mom’s birthday…. when I bought “43” candles, when really she was turning 53.
I wanted to make a uniquely flavored cake, but of course all my dad requested was, “chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.”
It’s a good thing this chocolate cake is the BEST dang chocolate cake, to make up for some of it’s boringness.
So about this frosting… I didn’t know what else to call it other than “Fluffy Fudge Frosting”. It’s ultra chocolatey-fudge tasting, but has the fluffy, whipped consistency of a buttercream. It contains some dark chocolate cocoa powder, which you could of course sub out for regular cocoa powder, but the dark cocoa gives it an extra dose of bittersweet flavor that I like. It contains a little bit of sour cream that balances out all the sweetness, all while adding some rich flavor and thickness.
Seriously, I’ve seen a lot of “The Best Chocolate Cake” recipes out there, but don’t even bother with them, because THIS ONE is THE ONE you’ve been looking for!
Now go get yourself a boyfriend just so you guys can break up, and give you an excuse to eat this whole cake yourself.
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