This recipe was featured in a local newspaper recipe contest several years ago. Since then I have made this chocolate cake every year for my son’s birthday party. We have such a big party that in addition to this cake, I also order a large vanilla cake from the bakery. As soon as the candles are blown out, people rush the table to get in line for a piece of the chocolate cake. I did cake decorating for a few years and have made some elaborate cakes, but this is my all time go-to recipe. It is so easy and delicous. Everyone loves it.