The recipes for the Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake (RHC p. 117) and the Perfect All American Chocolate Butter Cake (TCB p. 54) are identical, except for two things:
1. Chocolate Velvet is baked in a bundt pan, while the Chocolate Butter is in layers and
2. Chocolate Velvet has 1/2 the boiling water of the Chocolate Butter, with no other liquid to make up for it.
Rose mentions that the Chocolate Vevet is “extraordinarily moist,” even with 118g less water. Is this because in this shape less water evaporates from the cake?
I’m thinking of making the Perfect All American Chocoalte Torte (the Chocoalte Butter cake with yolks rather than whole eggs—otherwise identical) in a 4c bread pan (since, from the Chocolate Velvet, it looks like it will happily bake in various shapes), but I wasn’t sure whether I should go with the less water or regular water version. Could always go 3/4 water, I suppose…..
I note that the Chocolate Bread also has much less liquid than a layered cake (but I don’t want to make the chocolate bread—unless its just incredible or something—since i’m already making the pound cake and they’d be a bit similar to give both).
Thanks so much!!!!!