Belongs to Lucianolinda Wacky Cake 

This moist cake gets even better when served with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

ready in about 45 minutes; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • natural cocoa powder

We have this on Christmas Eve. French recipe

serves 10
You might need to buy:
  • strong coffee
You might need to buy:
  • chopped pecans
  • package yellow cake mix
  • package vanilla instant pudding
  • corn oil
  • GLAZE:

This recipe must be prepared with natural cocoa powder. Dutch-processed cocoa will not yield the proper color or rise.

You might need to buy:
  • buttermilk
  • natural cocoa powder

MAKES ONE 9-INCH CAKE, SERVING 12 TO 16

We recommend using either Callebaut Intense Dark L-60-40NV or Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar, but any high-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate will work. If you’re refrigerating the cake for more than 1 hour in step 6, let it stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:
Using ground nuts in place of some of the flour gave our rich, fudgy, flourless chocolate cake a sturdy enough texture to serve as the base of our chocolate-raspberry torte recipe. We combined raspberry jam with lightly mashed fresh raspberries for a tangy-sweet mixture that clung to the cake. And for the glaze, melting bittersweet chocolate with heavy cream created a rich-tasting, glossy ganache that poured smoothly over the cake and made the perfect topping to our chocolate-raspberry torte.

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/print/detail.asp?docid=26328&Extcode=N00SPHA00

You might need to buy:
  • fresh raspberries
  • CAKE AND FILLING
  • seedless raspberry jam
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE GLAZE
  • heavy cream
serves 16
You might need to buy:
  • *1 1/2 cups cold milk

Serves 10 to 12

Do not use all-purpose flour. Our tasters unflatteringly compared a cake made with it to Wonder Bread. If your angel food cake pan does not have a removable bottom, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. In either case, do not grease the pan (or the paper).

You might need to buy:
  • extra large egg
  • brownie mix
  • Hershey candy bar or chocolate syrup
serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • very finely chopped
  • coarsely chopped
  • bittersweet chocolate
You might need to buy:
  • margarine or butter
  • half and half