dark chocolate cake

dark chocolate cake 1

This dark, dark chocolate cake resulted from adapting a layer cake recipe into a single layer, reducing the sugar (drastically) and  heavy-handed cocoa powder. I adapted a recipe over at Smitten Kitchen, cutting the sugar in by a cup and using more cocoa powder than I should. Then to top it off, I made a semi-sweet chocolate buttercream (by adding more cocoa powder instead of icing sugar). And so, there it is, a rather unsugary cake that was actually pretty good with a large scoop of icecream.