This cake, this cake is everything. I knew for months that I wanted to share it for the February Recipe Club since I associate it with Valentines day. But in no way is it a Valentine cake. It should be more like a Sunday cake.
I only associate it with Valentines since I made it for Andrew and my third Valentines together. We began alternating going out and staying in for Valentines each year, and this cake was part of the first year we stayed in. It was also the winner of that meal, which included fresh oysters as a started, and brown butter lobster pasta for a main. So I hope that gives you and idea of just how amazing the cake is.
I am a total sucker for Valentines. I loved the holiday growing up, and even through high school and college. I rarely had a serious boy Valentine, but I loved the holiday no less. I always celebrated with close girlfriends, even before Gal-entines was around, or I used it as a “treat-yourself-day” which included lots of chocolate, a day at the spa, and pizza. I see no reason to get down on a holiday that is just there to celebrate love. Okay and sell you overpriced cards, flowers, and chocolate. But you aren’t required to buy into the commercialization. So chill, grab a bottle of wine, and celebrate love (especially trumping hate).
And like I said, this cake, in no way only needs to only be associate with Valentines. It just so happens that I do since I made it for the first time on Valentines, it combines red wine and chocolate, two things that are v. Valentine-y, and it is made for 2.
But again, chocolate and red wine are perfect for a Friday. And a cake for 2 is easily adapted to be a cake for 1, or 8.
So let me brag about this cake for a hot min. This is the most moist (hate that word), rich, and decadent cake. It last for almost a week and taste just as good on the 5th day, as it does on the 1st. Which is so rare for cake as it is usually stale and old after 24 hours. So Andrew and I usually end half of it the first night, then spoonfuls the rest of the week.
I have been told that it feels like you instantly gain 5 lbs just by taking a bite. Which you dont, it’s actually almost GF. But it taste like you do. Because it is so good.
You can find the recipe for the Darkest Chocolate Cake in the Recipe Club Archives. The recipes there are for Recipe Club subscribers only. Recipe Club is a monthly subscription that delivers recipes to your mailbox, not your inbox. You can sign up here and the password for the archives will be emailed to you. Also, be sure to sign up by 2/22 to receive the March recipe card!