The first recipe of the new year is out of the Cake Mix Doctor's first book.
I have to say that I was skeptical. I think that pretty much all cakes with a few exceptions - my mother in law's pound cake for one - really need some sort of icing even if it is just a drizzle of some delicious sugary goo or a sifting of powdered sugar - but this one doesn't need anything at all. I put a dollop of lite non dairy topping (aka store brand Cool Whip) on top and it probably didn't even need that but it certainly didn't hurt!
This is officially my favorite chocolate cake recipe - ever.
On a side note... I also added a recipe to the favorite recipes section - Dreamy Coconut Cake
It is the best coconut cake recipe I have ever tried. One of the women at the school made this, scribbled down the recipe and we have loved it ever since.
I'm also working on a chili recipe. Once I have it perfected, I'll share that. I am trying to make the perfect for my family chili. I know there are tons and tons of recipes out there. I was close yesterday. I forgot to add the cocoa and I had one too many dried New Mexico peppers in it. I'm hoping for perfection with the next batch :)