When a recipe calls for dusting the pan with flour and the batter is chocolate, I “flour” with baking cocoa instead. The cocoa enhances the chocolate flavor and eliminates the white flour dust! —Sarah H., Conroe, Texas
"This cake is so good, I can serve it as an everyday dessert or for special occasions," writes Dorothy Monroe, Pocatello, Idaho. Chocolate cake layers are jazzed up with whipped cream and a quick chocolate frosting.
This proves you don't have to spend a lot to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. We have friends who are very picky eaters, and this is their absolute favorite chocolate cake. You can quickly mix up the batter in one bowl, bake your cake and serve a crowd for just 14¢ a slice.