Chocolate cake is one of the most popular cakes sold at bakeries and made by home chefs across the globe. Most versions are two-layer creations topped with a buttery chocolate frosting. If you want to mix up your cake routine, here are three unique chocolate creations to try.
Red Velvet Cake
You may be surprised to learn that this popular two-layer cake contains cocoa. Legend has it the first Red Velvet Cake Austin TX was born in the 1930s at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. A baker added buttermilk, vinegar and red food dye to a chocolate cake recipe and topped his finished creation with a cream cheese frosting. Try this cake if you like your chocolate toned down a notch with a less sweet and more acidic flavor.
This one-layer cake is a sweet Southern traditional dessert. It is a combination of two layers of …