There really should probably be a category here called “Variations on my favorite chocolate cake recipe” because it’d probably filter half the recipes away. NO SHAME. I love that cake and I would do anything for it.
This is just my go-to moistest chocolate cake recipe covered in a mocha buttercream (instant coffee concentrate and a little bit of cocoa powder) and some chocolate chip cookie crumbs. I originally had wanted to make it a two layer cake with cookie crumbles in the middle of layer for a fun texture, but didn’t have the time for the layer cake assembly. Maybe next time!