Today is the 16th birthday of my beautiful, talented, smart and wonderful son, Dashiell. He loves chocolate so I wanted to bake a cake for him made with chocolate and lots of love. The best recipe that I’ve found for chocolate cake if by Nigella Lawson in her “Nigella Bites” cookbook. Check it out. I made the cake last night and it does have a lot of ingrediants but it is fairly easy. All of the steps make perfect sense. The cake came out beautiful and it is so moist and loaded with flavor without the heavy chocolate that some chocolate cakes have. The icing is the cat’s meow, so silky and smooth and decadent. Here’s to Dashiell on his special day! Love MOM.