So far I have baked Woody’s lemon cake and the gingerbread cake from Rose’s books. The lemon cake I messed up a bit (it was ok), the ginger cake was amazing.
Now, I want to try making a chocolate cake (my third cake ever). I don’t know which one. I like chocolate but nothing that is really intense and bitter. I have not made buttercream from Roses’s books - which buttercream would make sense for a first try (I want to be able to pipe it to experiment with piping). I would like the cake to be moist. I will put the batter in 6” round pans because there is only two of us. I notice most cake recipes in the book use 2 9” pans. I would use 4 6” pans and freeze two of the cakes.
I have both of Roses’s books and would very much appreciate your recommendation for a first time ever chocolate cake. Thank you and cheers to all.