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Double Chocolate Crazy Cake | The Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dessert

I wasn’t necessarily planning on sharing this for my Valentine’s Day recipe, but after I made it, I thought, “nope, this is too perfect for the occasion”. It’s rich and decadent and seems super fancy (but isn’t) and chocolate on chocolate on chocolate is just perfect for a romantic date.

I am not a chocolate lover but I cannot get enough of this, so that says A LOT. I recently told you all about my favorite cake as a kid, which isn’t a cake at all… and definitely was NOT chocolate.

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I’m not the prettiest cake decorator, but I think that’s okay.

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My Grandpa and mom were both chocolate lovers and at every one of their birthdays we had chocolate cakes with chocolate icing with chocolate ice cream — the WORST kind of chocolate is chocolate ice cream, don’t get me started.

I was so against chocolate that I was perfectly happy to forgo all desserts. My teenage waist thanked me, but everyone else thought I was just plain crazy.

This cake though… even chocolate hating, teenage me would have liked it.

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So perfectly messy and fudgey.

For Christmas this year my mom bought me Mark Bittman’s, “How To Bake Everything” after she bought it for my sister for her birthday and I wouldn’t stop telling her how cool it was and how much I adore and use his “How To Cook Everything” book. I have NO idea how she knew to buy this one for me 🙂

This was one of the first recipes in the book that caught my eye. It’s called a “Crazy” Cake because it doesn’t have milk or eggs, which is so crazy. It’s also known as a Depression Cake. Due to the availability of milk and eggs during the depression, they would make this cake instead. Don’t you just love little facts like that!

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But back on track, this caught my eye for the blog because it was already dairy-free and I just had to make one simple replacement to make it gluten-free too! The frosting is also gluten-free and dairy-free plus…

…it’s only two ingredients!

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And delicious, might I add. You definitely won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything with this cake.

First, the frosting.

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I doubled the cake recipe and made two 9 inch round cakes. I added a little frosting in between layers, then frosted the entire cake.

All I can think when looking at these photos is “You can do it, Brucey!” from Matilda. Anyone else??
Are you a chocolate fiend? Does this look right up your alley?

 

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