Watch Cooking Channel

Craving: Chocolate Cake

Rachel Allen's chocolate cake is the perfect way to celebrate my new favorite holiday.

Did you know that there’s a designated food holiday nearly every single day of the year? Some are a little “out there”—does anyone actually celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day? It’s March 5, if you’re interested. But today’s holiday is one we can wholeheartedly get behind: National Chocolate Cake Day.

This momentous holiday is the perfect excuse to start the Valentine’s chocolate extravaganza a little early and bake up a cocoa-rich cake. Rachel Allen’s is a classic: Moist cake made with a one-two punch of dark chocolate and cocoa powder, then layered with rich chocolate buttercream. It’s versatile, too. Rachel’s recommended flavor tweaks include a dash of orange zest or a teaspoon of instant coffee powder.

Rachel keeps it simple and doesn’t frost the outside of her cake—she suggests a dusting of confectioners’ sugar for pretty presentation points. If that’s too restrained for you, go ahead and make a double-batch of that chocolatey buttercream and go to town.

Need more chocolate love? Look no further than our Chocolate Desserts gallery for a rich, gooey, delicious slideshow of treats.

Tags:

Comments (1968)

  1. job search posted 01/10/2013

    Title…

    […]below you will uncover the link to some web sites that we assume you ought to visit[…]…

  2. miniclip posted 01/11/2013

    Title…

    […]Here are a few of the websites we suggest for our visitors[…]…

  3. Zalando Gutscheincode 2013 posted 01/11/2013

    Title…

    […]usually posts some incredibly interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]…

  4. Mobile Patrol Chichester posted 01/11/2013

    Title…

    […]we prefer to honor numerous other web internet sites on the web, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]…

  5. Pet Urine posted 01/12/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors not long ago proposed the following website[…]…

  6. Read about web shark posted 01/12/2013

    Title…

    […]that would be the end of this post. Here you’ll come across some websites that we believe you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[…]…

  7. water heater problems posted 01/12/2013

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  8. cheap car insurance posted 01/12/2013

    Title…

    […]very couple of web sites that come about to be comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly very well worth checking out[…]…

  9. this links posted 01/12/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  10. pocket squares posted 01/12/2013

    Title…

    […]below you will obtain the link to some web pages that we think you ought to visit[…]…

  11. karen millen dresses posted 01/13/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  12. Dosimeter posted 01/13/2013

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  13. Read This posted 01/13/2013

    Title…

    […]although web sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we really feel they are truly really worth a go via, so possess a look[…]…

  14. reduce belly fat posted 01/13/2013

    Title…

    […]we came across a cool internet site which you may well take pleasure in. Take a look should you want[…]…

  15. Title…

    […]here are some links to web-sites that we link to due to the fact we assume they’re worth visiting[…]…

  16. acne treatment posted 01/13/2013

    Title…

    […]usually posts some really exciting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]…

  17. acne home remedies posted 01/13/2013

    Title…

    […]please visit the web-sites we follow, including this 1, as it represents our picks in the web[…]…

  18. best exercise to lose weight posted 01/13/2013

    Title…

    […]below you will obtain the link to some websites that we think you ought to visit[…]…

  19. how to get rid of acne scars posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors recently proposed the following website[…]…

  20. best acne treatment posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]we like to honor lots of other web internet sites around the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]…

  21. lose weight fast posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]that is the finish of this write-up. Right here you will come across some web-sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]…

  22. foods that burn belly fat posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get a good deal of link love from[…]…

  23. faxless cash advance posted 01/14/2013

    Bentley…

    I always was interested in this topic and still am, appreciate it for posting….

  24. acne remedies posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]usually posts some very exciting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]…

  25. advance payday loans online posted 01/14/2013

    Liam…

    A person essentially lend a hand to make seriously articles I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I amazed with the research you made to create this actual publish extraordinary. Magnificent activity!…

  26. booksonline posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless truly worth taking a look, whoa did one find out about Mid East has got much more problerms at the same time […]…

  27. buy twitter followers posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]…

  28. miniclip posted 01/14/2013

    Title…

    […]very couple of internet sites that take place to become comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely worth checking out[…]…

  29. mass building supplements posted 01/15/2013

    Title…

    […]The information mentioned within the article are some of the best obtainable […]…

  30. Jeffie Santio posted 01/15/2013

    Title…

    […]very few web sites that transpire to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[…]…

  31. EDU backlinks posted 01/15/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a couple of unrelated information, nevertheless really worth taking a appear, whoa did one understand about Mid East has got extra problerms too […]…

  32. Trachtenmode posted 01/15/2013

    Title…

    […]The facts talked about inside the write-up are several of the top available […]…

  33. play minecraft free posted 01/16/2013

    Title…

    […]below you’ll locate the link to some sites that we believe you must visit[…]…

  34. home insurance quote florida posted 01/16/2013

    Title…

    […]the time to study or pay a visit to the content or web-sites we have linked to below the[…]…

  35. purificadoras posted 01/16/2013

    Title…

    […]The facts talked about within the article are a few of the ideal offered […]…

  36. porn posted 01/16/2013

    Title…

    […]Here are several of the internet sites we suggest for our visitors[…]…

  37. comment bandit posted 01/16/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[…]…

  38. colonie de vacances posted 01/16/2013

    Title…

    […]The details mentioned within the post are a number of the ideal obtainable […]…

  39. backlinks kaufen posted 01/17/2013

    dofollow backlinks kaufen…

    So sorry you can expect to miss the workshop!…

  40. Low Rate Merchant Accounts posted 01/17/2013

    So cool…

    The information provided in the article are some of the best available…

  41. SEO posted 01/17/2013

    Title…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]…

  42. BDB Signals posted 01/17/2013

    Title…

    […]very handful of web-sites that take place to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly well really worth checking out[…]…

  43. Elliott Broidy posted 01/17/2013

    Title…

    […]below you’ll discover the link to some web-sites that we feel it is best to visit[…]…

  44. jeux flash dora posted 01/18/2013

    Title…

    […]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we really feel they’re truly worth a go through, so possess a look[…]…

  45. choosing urban clothing posted 01/18/2013

    Whispering Misty…

    So sorry you will miss the workshop!…

  46. spring tx locksmith posted 01/18/2013

    Title…

    […]check below, are some entirely unrelated sites to ours, nevertheless, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]…

  47. homemade beauty tips posted 01/18/2013

    Title…

    […]we came across a cool web page that you might enjoy. Take a look should you want[…]…

  48. a fantastic read posted 01/18/2013

    Title…

    […]very couple of websites that occur to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively worth checking out[…]…

  49. Sexual Predator Protection posted 01/18/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nevertheless truly really worth taking a look, whoa did one understand about Mid East has got much more problerms as well […]…

  50. he said posted 01/19/2013

    Title…

    […]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Uncover Interesting that we Encourage You[…]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c