The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe In All The Land!


I hadn’t planned on posting today but then I found out it’s National Chocolate Cake Day!  I love this country and I love you and only want the best for you!

If you didn’t catch this recipe the first time, here it is in all it’s blue ribbon winning glory and chocolaty goodness!

“The Best Ever – Blue Ribbon Winning – Chocolate Layer Cake – In All The Land”!

Now go forth and bake making your friends and family very, very happy! *

You’re welcome!  🙂 xoxo

* If you don’t want to be placed on a pedestal forever being known for your chocolate cake where you alone are asked to make this for every birthday, celebration or casual get-togethers with being witness to the moans of pleasure and eyes rolling back and watching grown adults do a happy dance like no one’s watching, then move along…there’s nothing for you to bake here. 😉

blue ribbon winning chocolate cake


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