this cake came requested for a birthday. remembered from when i made it years ago. unfortunately, i keep most recipes in my head and that doesn’t work well with baked goods. so from what i remember, i chose the double chocolate layer cake recipe from smitten kitchen hoping it would be what my friend remembered.
soon after i began throwing ingredients into my stand mixer i realized what i probably did was take another cake recipe and substitute strong coffee for water, or milk. oops. either way, deb has never steered me wrong so i went with it.