I love making this chocolate cake. I've had this recipe written down for many years and I don't know where it originally came from, but most of my friends have a similar recipe. The secret to this chocolate cake is boiling water. Mixing in boiling water right before it goes into the oven helps keep this cake super moist and delicious.
It's also super versatile. You can bake it in rounds and add layers of fresh strawberries and whipped cream, or bake it as cupcakes and top it with frosting and preserved cherries. I also like to dip the tops of the cupcakes in a dark chocolate ganache and then dip them in sprinkles for some fun birthday cupcakes!