A fantastically moist and decadent three-layer chocolate cake. The chocolate whipped cream icing is a nice alternative to buttercream. Makes a wonderful birthday cake. Use chopped plain chocolate instead of chocolate chips, if desired.
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Unexpectedly fantastic!!! Light, fluffy, moist - I could go on & on. I did have to adjust flour to 2 1/8 cups of all purpose. And, added just short of 1/4 cup oil in. (The batter does taste and look like chocolate mousse!) The frosting was a wonderful match to this glorious cake. But the best part? Both 4 yr olds got in the action. (He made the cake / She did the frosting) And, were pumped that "This is yummier than Mom's cake!" (Yeah, my last one was a doozy). *Oh yeah: I didn't have three round pans, so I whipped up an additional 11 cupcakes... Why 11? We couldn't stop "Taste testing" the batter* - 07 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Absolutely loved this cake. I'm not in the habit of making triple layer cakes, so I had to go out and buy a third pan, but it was worth it. It was a very moist and lightly flavored chocolate cake, and I can't say enough good things about the frosting. I couldn't imagine what it would end up like. I've never heard a frosting recipe call for this kind of ingredients, but it was wonderful! Almost like a chocolate mousse. - 15 Jun 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is the best chocolate cake recipe! My whole family loves it! I have made it about 3 times now. When I make it, I make 2/3 of the recipe (8 servings) and make it in a 9x13 rectangular pan, or a molded pan that I have that looks like a flower. I use light buttermilk and I frost it with canned chocolate frosting because canned frosting has less fat and calories than the homemade kind. It always turns out great and tastes awesome! - 09 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)