National. Although the spotlight is strong on the national stage, I firmly believe that all cake, like politics, is local.
Chocolate. Food of the gods. Symbol of decadence. Health benefits – hey, that becomes important to those of a certain age, you’ll see!
Cake. I know, I know, it’s for special occasions only. But it really is the cake that makes a special occasion special, amirite?
Day. This year it's Wednesday, but IMO every day should be a day in which cake is celebrated and given the recognition it so well deserves.
Official National Chocolate Cake Day Proclamation: In moderation, anything goes. If you crave chocolate cake, have the cake. Maybe you'll make trade-offs elsewhere – salad for lunch, extra 20 reps at the gym. Maybe you won’t. Maybe you'll have just a thin slice, or savor all you want. Your choice. But if chocolate cake is in your future – and I do hope that it is – make sure it’s a good one. Never settle for so-so desserts!
- Salted Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake – from Martha Stewart
- The Best Chocolate Cake (Ever) – from Add a Pinch
- Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing – from Trisha Yearwood via Food Network
- Chocolate Roll Snack Cakes – from Food 52