Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 minutes + cooling
This is definitely a 5-star cake. The only suggestion I have is to use a sharp or serrated knife when cutting and a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe the knife after about each two slices. I made no changes to the recipe and had only compliments on this cake. I highly recommend it. Volunteer Field Editor
My husband gives it a 4, because while chocolate chips make everything better, this wasn't an all-chocolate dessert. I thought it was a delicious cake (5 stars) but the chocolate chips were an unnecessary taste distraction and brought it down to a 3. So, 3.5.I liked the chipotle a lot! I also added 1/2 tsp. ginger and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves to echo the pumpkin pie theme.A few days later, we've both changed our minds. The cake's spice and chocolate flavors have mellowed and blended. That means I like it better than I did, while my husband's not as fond of it as he was on its first day. No change to the rating, but the evaluators have flip-flopped. (Of course, if there are more than two in your family you may never find out how the blending of the flavors works for you.)
love, love, love this cake. got rave reviews from the friends I shared it with.