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


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.

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.

You might need to buy:
  • fresh raspberries
  • seedless raspberry jam
  • 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